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Letter from John Sullivan to John Adams, 15 March 1776

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Title:
Letter from John Sullivan to John Adams, 15 March 1776
Description:
"Preparing for their Departure" The work of men like Henry Knox and Jeduthan Baldwin looks like it is about to pay off. There is no easy way for the British Army to break through Washington's fortified lines, and after months of privations and shortages, Boston is no longer a comfortable place to sit. When the British wake up one morning to find a large number of Henry Knox's cannon pointed directly at them from Dorchester Heights, hasty action is required to salvage the situation. From the Adams Family Papers
Author:
Sullivan, John, 1740-1795
Correspondent:
Adams, John, 1735-1826
Date:
March 15, 1776
Format:
Manuscripts
Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection (local):
Massachusetts Historical Society Collection
Subjects:
History
Siege
Evacuation Day
Revolution
1775-1776
1776-1775
1783
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Boston, (Mass.)
Boston, Mass.
Extent:
32.1 cm x 19.9 cm
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Language:
English
Identifier:
nuview_528