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Letter from John Andrews to William Barrell, 12 June 1774

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Title:
Letter from John Andrews to William Barrell, 12 June 1774
Description:
In the spring and summer of 1774, Bostonians try as best as they can to cope with ramifications of the recent acts of Parliament. Boston Harbor is closed, making it difficult to obtain supplies such wood and grain, and townspeople speculate on where arriving British soldiers will be quartered. The Boston Committee of Correspondence proposes a dramatic scheme, known as the solemn league and covenant, to protest the acts. Not everyone has confidence in the suggested course of action. Bostonian John Andrews discusses his thoughts on the matter in a letter to his brother-in-law, Philadelphia merchant William Barrell. From the Andrews-Eliot correspondence, 1715-1814
Creator:
Andrews, John
Date:
June 12, 1774
Format:
Manuscripts
Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection (local):
Massachusetts Historical Society Collection
Extent:
20.8 cm x 16.9 cm
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Language:
English
Identifier:
nuview_677