. The draft has the more precise expression “the above date,” but no date actually appears;
perhaps left this blank until the letter was ready to copy, and then did not bother
to enter a date on the draft. The editors do not know of any letters written by AA
between 9 Sept. and 2 Dec. 1784.
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.