. Enclosure not found, but the “treatise” is copied in JA
's Letterbook. Apparently JA
secured the information from experts, as he had promised he would do. No record of
a published work has been found. JA
's treatise is printed in Naval Docs. Amer. Rev.
, 5:437–441, but JA
's table of quantities of materials needed has been inaccurately copied. The columns
headed “Tar” and “Oil” with their amounts have been inadvertently omitted, and the
final figure is given as “2 Ct. 1.13” instead of “28 Ct. 1.13.”
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.