. The silk “patterns” (i.e. samples) were doubtless sent with this letter as a confirmation
or cautionary duplication of AA
's requests in her letter to JA
sent by Benjamin Guild, 15 April
, above. But the items that follow in the present paragraph appear to be for the most
part additional to earlier requests, and so one should probably read AA
's expression “enclose a list” as meaning “furnish a more inclusive list here.” For
the sake of clarity the punctuation of her listing has been minimally regularized
by the editors.
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, 2015.