probably feared that any money given to her young niece, Louisa Catherine Smith,
would be spent by her mother; see Elizabeth Shaw to AA
, 26 March, note 3
, above. She apparently also had doubts about giving money directly to JA
's mother, Susanna Boylston Adams Hall; see Mary Cranch to AA
, 25 April 1785
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.