. Though at least three physicians named Perkins were practicing in Boston at this time,
this was probably Nathaniel Perkins (1715–1799), Harvard 1734, a prosperous Boston physician and apothecary and later a loyalist
(Sibley-Shipton, Harvard Graduates
, 9:428–430). See JA
's description of Nathaniel Perkins in his letter of 13 April
, below, and compare Copley's portrait, reproduced in Mr. Shipton's biographical sketch,
facing p. 428.
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, 2017.