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Adams, Samuel (1722-1803) to Ezekiel Williams

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06657.01 Author/Creator: Adams, Samuel (1722-1803) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Letter signed Date: 29 July 1774 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written by Adams as a member of the Massachusetts General Court (he would join the First Continental Congress on 5 September 1774) to Williams as Deputy Commissioner of Prisoners in Connecticut and a Sheriff for Hartford County. References Williams's letter of 25 July 1774. Says the letter was referred to a committee in Boston that was appointed to receive donations for the relief of the poor. Thanks him for the town of Wetherfield, Connecticut's donation of 34 3/4 bushels of wheat, 248 of rye, and 390 of Indian Corn. The donation was made because of the closing of Boston Harbor. Claims "This town is now suffering the stroke of ministerial vengeance as they apprehend, for the Liberties of America." Says Boston rejoices over the approaching general Congress.

People: Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Continental Congress, Congress, Revolutionary War, Siege of Boston, Charity and Philanthropy, Diet and nutrition, Poverty, Boston Port Bill

Sub Era: Road to Revolution