Samuel Adams to James Warren, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1776

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One of the first to support the idea of independence, Samuel Adams opposed British tax and trade policies beginning with the Stamp Act in 1765. During the spring and summer of 1776, his passion for liberty helped drive the proponents of independence. Adams believed nothing could bring the colonies and the crown together, and that a public declaration of independence was necessary and logical.

Adams voted in favor of independence on July 2 and signed the Declaration on August 2, 1776 along with 49 other members of the congress.

This letter is a plea from Adams to James Warren, President of the Massachusetts Provencal Congress, to consider two men he knew for positions in the new army. Written two months after the signing, this manuscript exemplifies the work still left to be done after declaring independence.

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About This Item

  • Title: Samuel Adams to James Warren, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1776
  • Creator: Adams, Samuel
  • Creation Date: 1776-10-17
  • Subject Date: 1776-10-17
  • Town: Springfield, Watertown
  • State: MA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 31.16 cm x 19.69 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 420, Box 58/2
  • Collection: John S. H. Fogg autograph collection
  • Object Type: Text

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