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Adams, John (1735-1826) to unknown, with congressional resolve re: compiling British hostilities

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00505.01 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 October 1775 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: May have been source for Declaration of Independence's list. Cosigned by George Wythe and Silas Deane, with an AMS copy of the resolution signed by Charles Thomson.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Wythe, George, 1726-1806.
Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: President Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Military History, Revolutionary War, Continental Congress, Congress, Declaration of Independence, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence