. John Jebb, doctor of medicine, encyclopedic scholar, and a thoroughgoing supporter of America
from the outset of the quarrel between England and her colonies. JA
described him as a man “for whom I have the highest Esteem; as one of the best Citizens
of the little Commonwealth of the just upon Earth” (Caroline Robbins, The Eighteenth-Century Commonwealthman
..., Cambridge, 1959, p. 370–372; JA
to John Stockdale, 31 Jan. 1784, LbC
, Adams Papers
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.