. On 7 Nov. JA
and Samuel Adams were voted a “leave of absence to visit their families” (JCC
, 9:880). On the 11th they set off from York and proceeded by way of Lancaster, Reading,
and Bethlehem to Easton, meeting Francis Dana, who was on his way to help fill up
the depleted Massachusetts delegation, near Reading; their route from Easton home
is at least partly indicated in JA
's fragmentary diary entries (Diary and Autobiography
). According to a letter he wrote James Lovell on 6 Dec. (LbC
, Adams Papers
reached Braintree on 27 November.
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.