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's reply, 16 May
, below, indicates that the enclosure contained an account of Capt. Daniel Waters'
recent successful cruise in the armed ship Thorn
of Boston. Such an account appeared in the Boston Gazette
, 21 Feb., p. 2, col. 1–2, which must therefore have been the newspaper extract sent
by Smith to JA
, who promptly circulated copies for reprinting in European papers. See also MHS, Colls.
, 77 (1927):299–300, which reprints part of the Gazette's
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.