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left a space for the day of the month but did not fill it in. From coincidences in
language, this, the first extant letter from a famous mother to a famous son, must
almost certainly have been written on or about the same day as AA
's letter to JA
of 10 June
, preceding. Both letters were acknowledged by JA
in his reply of 26 July
, below; and both were thus, presumably, carried to France by Captain Barnes in the
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.