. In LbC
the date is preceded by “Philadelphia,” and this is the case in many of the letterbook
copies that follow in 1776. Omission of the place in recipients' copies, like the
omission of the writer's signature, was a device of concealment, springing from JA
's experience with the famous ||first and second||
intercepted letters of July 1775.
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, 2014.