. John Hancock left Boston on 3 June, escorted by “a detachment of American Light Dragoons”
and “attended by a number of respectable Gentlemen from this town [Boston] to Watertown,
where an elegant entertainment was provided” (Continental Journal
, 4 June). See also AA
's comment on “Our Great Man
” and his delay in returning to the Continental Congress in her letter of 21 May
to John Thaxter (Adams Family Correspondence
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.