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Boston (Mass.). Committee of Donations [Request for donations for the poor of Boston]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06657.02 Author/Creator: Boston (Mass.). Committee of Donations Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Broadsheet Date: October 25, 1774 Pagination: 2 p. ; 38.1 x 23.7 cm. Order a Copy

Broadside listing the twenty six members of the committee (including Samuel Adams, Thomas Boylston, and John Adams) seeks donations in accord with their mission to relieve the "Poor, suffering by means of the Act of Parliament, commonly called the Boston Port-Bill." Discusses the plans and projects supported by the committee. Accompanied Samuel Adams's letter to Ezekiel Williams seeking a donation (see GLC06657.01). The verso mentions a meeting on 25 October 1774 in which ten members joined the committee; their names are listed.

Boston (Mass.). Committee of Donations
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803
Boylston, Thomas, 1721-1798
Adams, John, 1735-1826

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