4. The information about Smith and “P. L.” (Philip Livingston) may have come from Hughes'
letter of 31 March. The source of JA's feelings about Alexander McDougall, a prominent whig, remains unidentified.
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.