. From the reference to Francis Bernard's moving to Lincolnshire, the present fragment
appears clearly to be part of a reply to Smith's letter to JA
, 3 Sept. 1771
, above. It is possible and in fact very likely that JA
omitted the postscript merely by accident when he sent Smith the (now missing) letter
to which it was meant to be appended.
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, 2015.