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's prediction of the rapid demise of the new Society of the Cincinnati (founded in
May 1783) proved too optimistic. See John Thaxter to JA
, 19 Jan. (Adams Papers
), and discussions of the Society's character and future by JA
in 1785, below.
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.