From James Bowdoin
Boston, 2 February 1777. “The Council being much crowded with public business could not write to you by this Opportunity but as I apprehended it proper your Excy should be made acquainted with the Contents of their Letter to Congress of the 30th Ulto I have enclosed it for your Perusal: After which You will please to forward it by the Express which brings it to you.”1
ADfS, M-Ar: Revolution Letters.
1. The Massachusetts council’s letter has not been identified, although on 20 Feb. Congress read letters from the Massachusetts council of 30 Jan. and 1 Feb. 1777 and referred them to the Board of War (see JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 7:134).