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did take John Briesler to England, but not his sister. In her place she took Esther
Field, daughter of a Braintree neighbor. AA
's observation, below, that on “many accounts a Brother and Sister are to be preferred,”
stated a reasonable precaution. John Briesler and Esther Field married in London while
serving the Adamses, and Esther gave birth to a daughter on 28 May 1788 on shipboard,
as the Brieslers were returning with AA
to America. The Brieslers continued to serve the Adamses into the 1790s. JA, Diary and Autobiography
, and note 7
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