Cooper, William (1720-1809) Order from Boston 217 [Official transmittal to Catharine Macauley concerning the Boston Massacre]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01789.01 Author/Creator: Cooper, William (1720-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph document signed Date: 22 March 1770 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 22 x 18 cm.
Official memorandum, written and attested by Boston Town Clerk William Cooper, to transmit a printed copy of the Representation concerning the Boston Massacre to Catharine Macaulay on behalf of the citizens of Boston.
Refer to the Macaulay papers, GLC 1784.02-1800.04.
Popular British writer of historical studies and radical pamphlets. Regarded as a friend of liberty and supporter of American independence.
At the time, Macaulay was writing The History of England from the accession of James I to that of Brunswick line. She was a strong supporter of American independence and liberty. She visited the United States in 1784.
At a Meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town
of Boston duly quallified and legally warned in public Town Meeting assembled at Faneuil Hall on Thursday the 22:d day of March AD 1770-
Voted, that the Hon: James Bowdoin Esq. Dr: Joseph Warren & Samuel Pemberton Esqr: a Committee appointed on the 13th: Instant to make representation of the late horrid Massacre in Boston by the Soldiery, be desired to transmit by the Packet to Mrs: Catharine Macaulay a printed Copy of such Representation.
William Cooper Town Clerk
Order from Boston 217
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