. This date is highly tentative. It is assigned on the presumption that AA
is discussing her sister Betsy's relationship with John Shaw, whom Betsy was to marry
in 1777 but whom she had renounced in March 1774; see Elizabeth Smith to AA
, 7 March 1774
, above. But since AA
later opposed the marriage, this presumption may be wrong.
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.