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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Joseph Palmer re: family news & congressional business, continuing the army

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01725 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1775/10/03 Pagination: 1 p. + addr 24 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: Written as member of Congress to a neighbor at home. Adams mentions Franklin, Lynch and Harrison forming a committee to visit New England to investigate continuation of a united army.

Background Information:

Full Transcript: Philadelphia Octr. 3. 1775
Dr Sir
I have only Time to inclose you a News Paper, and to desire that when you have read it you would send it to Mrs Adams. ...- I am in great Pain, lest the next News I shall hear from my Family, may be melancholly: by my last Letters it was in great Distress:
Your old Friend Dr Franklin together with Mr Lynch and Coll Harrison, are a Comtie to treat with your Board, the General and the other New England Colonies with respect to Points of Importance for continuing the Army etc -
I hope these Gentlemen will be treated with every civility, and decent ceremony, that the circumstances of our country will admit. - I am
your Friend & huml servant
John Adams
[address leaf]
The Hon.
Joseph Palmer Esqr

Favoured by
Mr Lynch.

Hon: John. Adams Esqr.

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People: Adams, John, 1735-1826
Palmer, Joseph, 1716-1788

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: CongressContinental CongressRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryGovernment and CivicsPresident

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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