. Jenings was apologizing for his presumption that the American Commissioners possessed
powers to negotiate a peace and that, even if they did not, their recommendations
would “have the fullest effect in Congress” (p. 10–11).
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, 2017.