. The letters to the “young folks” must have been those JA
wrote to AA2, CA, and JQAthem
on 30 March
. Presumably he had received the present letter by 6 May, for on that day he sent TBA
an apology for omitting him earlier. On 6 MayAA
, saying, “Tis ten days I believe since I wrote you a Line.” Very likely the present
short letter is the “Line” she meant, for there is no other from her to JA
late in April 1777. All the letters mentioned in this footnote are printed under
their respective dates above or below.
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.