. At this point in the MS
continued “which leaves but Seven days for the Memorial to go from the Hague to Petersbourg.”
His confusion was owing to the old style dates given for the letter from St. Petersburg
and for the signing of the convention. The new style equivalents are 30 Dec. 1780
and 3 Jan. 1781.
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, 2018.