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. As to JA
's return to Braintree and acceptance of the appointment, see 2 Adams Family Correspondence
. For his departure for France, see 2 JA, Diary and Autobiography
. He was retained in at least one other prize case after his return, giving advice
to the privateer's agent, probably during his stay in New-buryport en route to Portsmouth
in December (note 50
above). The trial at the Feb. 1778 Superior Court went on without him. See Samuel
Tufts to JA
, 6 Jan. 1778
, 2 Adams Family Correspondence
was also forced to forgo an appearance in one of the Kennebec Company's numerous
land cases set for the Feb. term. See John Lowell to AA
, 22 Feb. 1778
at 393–394;——to AA
, 23 Feb. 1778
at 394–395. The Company on 14 Jan. 1778 voted to give him a fee of $100 in this cause.
3 Kennebec Purchase Records 132, MeHi
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