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's letter to which Lovell is replying has not been found. In the Adams Papers
, however, is a paper in AA
's hand containing copies of two letters to JA
from William McCreery at Bordeaux, 10 and 25 Oct. 1777, the substance of either or
both of which AA
may have furnished to Lovell. There is no record in the Journal that they were read
in Congress. Concerning McCreery, a Maryland merchant who had some acquaintance with
and had recently established himself in Bordeaux, see JA's Diary and Autobiography
, and passim
; also AA
, 18 May
and McCreery corresponded for some years on commercial matters.
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.