Boston Committee of Correspondence records 1772-1784

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Boston Committee of Correspondence records, 1772-1784

Boston Committee of Correspondence records 1772-1784

The Boston Committee of Correspondence, led by Samuel Adams, was formed by opponents of British policy who were trying to maintain unity of colonial feeling. The correspondence of the Committee helped to spread disaffection throughout the colonies and precipitated the American Revolution. Records of the Boston Committee are part of American historian George Bancroft's collection of research materials. Collection consists of correspondence, minutes, legal documents, and circulars issued by the Committee. Correspondence includes letters and drafts of letters from the Boston Committee to committees in other towns and other colonies with their replies. Also, minutes of town meetings and proceedings of the Committee, legal documents and circulars.

2.5 linear feet (7 boxes); 4 microfilm reels

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Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803

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Epithet: of Add MS 36068 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000741.0x0001d1 Continental Congressman; of Boston, Mass.; graduated Harvard in 1740; leading spirit behind the Boston Tea Party; signer of Declaration of Independence; lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, 1789-1794; governor of Massachusetts, 1794-1797. From the description of Samuel Adams correspondence, 1775. (Unknown). WorldCat record id:...

Young, Thomas, 1732-1777

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Cooper, William, 1720-1809

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Boston Committee of correspondence

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The Boston Committee of Correspondence, led by Samuel Adams, was formed by opponents of British policy who were trying to maintain unity of colonial feeling. The correspondence of the Committee helped to spread disaffection throughout the colonies and precipitated the American Revolution. Records of the Boston Committee are part of American historian George Bancroft's collection of research materials. From the description of Boston Committee of Correspondence records, 1772-1784. (New...

Church, Benjamin, 1734-1778

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Physician, poet, author, and traitor; b. Newport, R.I.; graduate of Harvard, 1754; lived in Boston and Raynham, Mass.; after correspondence with British was intercepted in 1775, he was tried by court martial. Continental Congress resolved on Nov. 6, that he should be imprisoned at Norwich, Conn., but because of illness was removed to Massachusetts and put on parole; allowed to sail from Boston in May 1776 for London but ship never heard from again; family was pensioned by the Crown. ...