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Summary of DS : House of Lords Library In March a group of Americans in London had petitioned against the Boston Port Bill, and in May much the same group protested against the two coercive measures that followed. It was Arthur Lee, we assume, who again drafted separate petitions to the King, Lords, and Commons; and Franklin again signed them all. They were as fruitless as the signers, after...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Celui qui aura l’honneur de vous remettre cette lettre, Monsieur et cher Ami, est un de mes Confreres distingué par les qualités de l’esprit et du cœur, qui desirant connoitre un peu l’Angleterre et specialement ceux avec qui il y a le plus à apprendre ambitionne surtout l’avantage de vous voir, et m’a temoigné le plus vif empressement sur cela. Je vous...
ALS : Public Record Office The above are Copies of my two last. The Torrent is still violent against America. A Bill is brought in to alter the Charter, appointing the Council by the Crown, giving Power to the Governors to nominate and commission Magistrates without Consent of Council, and forbidding any Town Meeting to be held in the Province (except the annual one for chusing Town Officers)...
4[Diary entry: 16 April 1774] (Washington Papers)
16. Rid with Mrs. Bassett &ca. to the Mill & Fishing Landing at Posey’s. Colo. Richd. Lee dind & Lodgd.
5[Diary entry: 16 April 1774] (Washington Papers)
16. Clear & calm in the Morning. Wind pretty fresh from the Westward afterwards.