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. William Temple Franklin brought JA
the book that he had kept containing the accounts for the household at Passy for
the period from 16 Jan. 1777 to 24 Aug. 1778 and which included expenditures by JA
, Silas Deane, and Benjamin Franklin. JA
copied the accounts into a Letterbook (Adams Papers, Microfilms
, Reel No. 123) and then, with an entry for 1 Oct., began keeping the accounts himself,
ending his effort with an entry for 23 Feb. 1779. For the accounts since JA
's arrival in France, see vol. 6:16–20
, and for those kept by JA
, see 1 Oct
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.