. The enclosed accounts were returned to Franklin with JA
’s reply of 23 July
expressed regret that he had not answered Franklin sooner, but attributed the delay
to the prolonged illness of John Thaxter, “who keeps the Account of those Affairs,”
but see also JA
to Franklin, 24 May
’s, Adams Papers
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, 2015.