. From this point, the draft reads: “Mr. Short will set out on twesday, <but as>
it is not probable that this Letter will reach you untill you arrive in Paris it
will then be so old a date that I should not have written but to have askd your care
of my things.”
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.