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. The dates on which the first part and the longer continuation of this letter were
written are established from the postscript of Lovell's letter to AA
of 4 Aug. [i.e. Sept.]
, below: “Your Letter of July 20/Aug. 6
reached me yesterday.” In the interval between beginning her present letter and completing
it (see note 4
), she had written a letter to Gerry bearing date of 20 July (preceding, but probably
not sent until some days later) and had received Gerry's answer of 30 July
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.