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Bowdoin, James (1726-1790) to Catharine Macaulay

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01789.02 Author/Creator: Bowdoin, James (1726-1790) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 March 1770 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Co-signed by committee members Samuel Pemberton and Joseph Warren, transmitting the official statement on the Boston Massacre. Explains that they hoped she could intercede for them. Refer to the Macaulay papers, GLC 1784.01-1800.04.

People: Macaulay, Catharine, 1731-1791.
Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790.
Pemberton, Samuel, 1723-1799.
Warren, Joseph, 1741-1775.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Boston Massacre, Massacre, Military History, Government and Civics, Women's History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Literature and Language Arts, Revolutionary War

Sub Era: Road to Revolution