. This obituary tribute is not in the hand of any member of the Smith family or circle
known to the present editors. It is probably a fair copy of a missing original to
which, as some phrases in the text suggest, AA
may well have contributed. The tribute was printed in the Halls' New-England Chronicle or Essex Gazette
of 19 Oct. 1775—a paper which had recently been published in Salem, was currently
published in Cambridge, and after the British evacuation was transferred to Boston.
The newspaper text is somewhat shorter and contains a number of verbal changes; only
two variants are noted here.
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.