. The only earlier recorded letter of JQA
is that of 27 Sept. 1778
, printed in vol. 3 above. AA2
's papers were destroyed by a fire in 1862; see above, vol. 1:xxix–xxx
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.