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thought she should restrict her visits to loyalist refugees to avoid complicating
's position as minister to Great Britain. Rebecca Boylston Gill and Mary Boylston
Hallowell were sisters, and cousins of JA
's mother. Capt. Benjamin Hallowell served as the provincial commissioner of the customs
before he left Boston in 1776 (Sabine, Loyalists
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.