. In the second Novanglus letter JA
said that Grenville “chose to get the revenue into the exchequer, because he had
hungry cormorants enough about him in England whose cooings were more troublesome
to his ears, than the croaking of the ravens in America.” After reading this letter,
Samuel Swift told JA
that the word “cooings” was inappropriate; see Swift to JA
, 30 Jan. 1775
, below. Apparently Swift's letter provoked JA
's note to the printer.
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, 2015.