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- Washington, Charles, 1738-1799
- Spotsylvania County (Va.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- Boston Port Bill, 1774
- Personal papers -- Massachusetts | Boston
- Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803
- Letters (correspondence)
- Thornton, George, ca.1743-1781
- Dick, Charles, 1715-1783
- Transcript of a letter, 1 March 1775, from Samuel Adams (1722-1803) of Boston, Massachusetts, to Charles Dick (1715-1783), Charles Washington (1738-1799), and George Thornton (ca. 1743-1781), of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, thanking them on behalf of the Committee appointed to receive and distribute donations made to the citizens of Boston as a result of the Boston Port Bill passed by Parliament in 1774. Transcript probably made by the clerk of the committee
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- Samuel Adams was born 27 September 1722 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Samuel Adams (1689-1748) and Mary Fifield Adams (d. ca. 1750). He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1740 and his M.A. in 1743. He studied law, then went into business. Adams worked for a time at his father's brewery, taking it over after the latter's death, and also became a tax collector. Less than successful at these ventures, he became involved in local politics and there seemed to find his calling. He was a member of the Massachusetts General Court from 1765 to 1774. Adams served in the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1781, and signed the Declaration of Independence. He was a member of the Massachusetts state constitutional convention in 1779-1780, and served in the state senate. Adams was a member of the Massachusetts ratifying convention in 1788. He was lieutenant governor of Massachusetts from 1789 to 1793, and governor from 1794 to 1797. He married first Elizabeth Checkley (d. 1757) in 1749, and they had two children. He married second Elizabeth Wells in 1764. Adams died in Boston 2 October 1803, and was buried in the Granary Burial Ground.
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