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. This was Isaac Smith Sr.'s letter of 26 Feb., of which JA
gives an account in this and the following paragraph. JA
's letter to Vergennes of 1 May (Arch. Aff. Etr., Paris
, Corr. Pol., E.-U., vol. 12), indicates that Smith's letter arrived on that date,
rather than the 2d as JA
seems to indicate here (see note 3).
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.