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. Left blank in the manuscript, the vessel may have been the ship Success
owned by Isaac Smith Sr. AA
indicated that her letter of 3 Sept. was to go by “a Vessel of my unkles” and Eliphalet
Brush reportedly posted a letter from AA
at Bordeaux (Adams Family Correspondence
; from Francis Dana, 13 Dec.
). The Independent Chronicle
of 7 Sept. indicated that the Success
was about to sail for Bilbao, but it could easily have put into El Ferrol.
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.