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Most of those mentioned in the Acknowledgments in Volume 1 of the Papers of John Adams have continued to extend courtesies and offer help and advice, but a few persons
need particular recognition here. Professor John W. Zarker of Tufts University kindly
checked our translations of Latin tags in these volumes, and Paul H. Smith of the
Library of Congress suggested a revised date for an Adams letter. Stephen Kalkus,
Director of the Navy Department Library, lent for use in our office a rare compilation
of the regulations of the British Navy. Two experts on the bibliography of military
manuals and other works for the eighteenth century gave us important guidance in evaluating
Adams' knowledge of such books—Alan C. Aimone, Military History Librarian at the United
States Military Academy, and Robert K. Wright Jr., historian, Organizational History
Branch, Department of the Army. Marc Friedlaender, adjunct editor of the Adams Papers,
read the entire manuscript carefully and critically, offering numerous suggestions
for improvement. Elizabeth Breuer and Katherine Oppermann, editorial assistants, worked
diligently at verifying notes, typing, and helping with proofreading and indexing.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.