Many of those whose aid has been mentioned in previous volumes of the Papers of John Adams have continued to extend support and assistance, which is again gratefully acknowledged.
Some, however, deserve particular mention for their help in preparing Volumes 5 and
6, and others deserve special mention for continued service. Dr. Larry E. Sullivan,
Head Librarian, Museum and Library of Maryland History, provided information about
William MacCreery and the port of Cinepuxent. Dr. J. W. Schulte Nordholt, the Netherlands,
assisted in clarifying the vagaries of the complex Dutch governmental system of the
18th century. Stephen Catlett, Manuscripts Librarian of the American Philosophical
Society, provided continuing assistance in identifying previously unknown letters
to the Commissioners in the Franklin Papers. Professor John W. Zarker of Tufts University
once again checked our Latin translations. Viola Thomas, of the Department of Romance
Languages of Tufts University, translated the numerous French documents that appear
in these volumes, and Eglal Heinein of the same department reviewed the translations.
The staff of the Massachusetts Historical Society continued its indispensable aid
in the use of the Society's magnificent collections, and our editor at Harvard University
Press, Ann Louise McLaughlin, again reviewed the editors' work with a critical eye.
Within the Adams Papers
staff several people, not on the title-page, deserve mention. A project with the
scope of the Adams Papers
could not be carried through without the devoted and expert help of our editorial
assistants. Katherine Oppermann typed, verified notes, and helped with proofreading
and indexing throughout all stages of the preparation of these volumes. Added help
in verification and typing came from Maureen Kaplan and Eileen Garred. Mary Ellen
Shriver assisted with submission of copy to the Press, proofreading, and indexing.
Finally, Marc Friedlaender, adjunct editor of the Adams Papers
, has again, by his careful and critical reading of the manuscript, suggested useful
changes and additions.