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. 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, 2014.