2. Robert Howe, commander of the Southern Department of the Continental Army, 1777–1778, was appointed
by the congress the following month to work on boundary negotiations with the western
Indians (DAB; JCC, 29:620).
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.