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1. This copy of MacCreery's letter with its addition of 25 Oct. was probably retained by AA after enclosing the RC to James Lovell in a missing letter to him, which he acknowledged on 21 March 1778 (Adams Family Correspondence, 2:403–404). The original letter was forwarded to JA by Samuel and Robert Purviance of Baltimore (S. and R. Purviance to JA, 9 Jan. 1778, below). Lovell claimed that he read the MacCreery letter in the congress because he thought it important for the Commerce Committee, but the Journals make no mention of the reading.
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, 2018.