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Letter from Samuel Adams to James Warren, 4 November 1772

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Title:
Letter from Samuel Adams to James Warren, 4 November 1772
Description:
A Committee is Born On 28 October 1772, the Boston selectmen meet to discuss a response to the crown's plan to pay judges' salaries using American customs revenue. The meeting is adjourned until 2 November, at which time the selectmen vote to establish a Committee of Correspondence. The twenty-one men appointed to the committee are a distinguished group. Many have ties to Boston's political institutions, while others are well-established merchants, lawyers, or physicians. Samuel Adams, who had proposed the idea of the committee, is a key member of the organization. He recognizes that if the Committee of Correspondence idea is to succeed, other towns throughout the colony must participate in the endeavor, a concern he shares with his friend in Plymouth, James Warren. From the Warren-Adams papers
Author:
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803
Addressee:
Warren, James, 1726-1808
Date:
November 4, 1772
Format:
Manuscripts
Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection (local):
Massachusetts Historical Society Collection
Subjects:
History
1600-1775
Places:
Massachusetts
Extent:
22.9 cm x 18.6 cm
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Language:
English
Identifier:
nuview_438