. The omission from the Journal of the text of the congratulatory letter to Washington
was surely a dereliction on Thomson's part, and the sole case among many cited by
that appears indefensible (see p. 365
, above, and note 24
there). But oversight is far more likely to have been the cause of this lapse than
the insidious motive assigned by JA
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, 2016.