. In his letter to JA
of 17 Sept.
, cited in note 1, Jenings had mentioned that Thomas Brand Hollis, heir of Thomas
Hollis (see JA, Diary and Autobiography
), desired a specimen of early Massachusetts coinage. It was JA
's intent to send one to supply this want. He repeated his request in his (2d) letter
of 4 Jan. 1782
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.