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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Catharine Macaulay

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01785.01 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 April 1773 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Describes the contest between Massachusetts Governor Hutchinson and the Assembly over the question of Parliament's control. Denies sovereignty of Parliament over American rights.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Macaulay, Catharine, 1731-1791.
Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: President Government and Civics, Revolutionary War, Women's History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Literature and Language Arts, Civil Rights

Sub Era: Road to Revolution