. Thus punctuated in MS
. A full stop would be appropriate after either “you” or “situations.”
This letter of course did not reach JA
before he sailed for home on 17 June. It was evidently held for him in France, for
on 16 March 1780
he answered it in very affectionate terms from Paris some weeks after his return
there; see his letter of that date, 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, 2014.