Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, 1771 We cannot think the doctrine of the right of Parliament to tax us is given up, while an act remains in force for that purpose, and is daily put in execution; and the longer it remains the more danger there is of the people's becoming...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, 1771 We cannot think the doctrine of the right of Parliament to tax us is given up, while an act remains in force for that purpose, and is daily put in execution; and the longer it remains the more danger there is of the people's becoming...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams SAMUEL ADAMS TO ARTHUR LEE (in London) Boston, May 18th, 1774 MY DEAR SIR: The edict of the British Parliament, commonly called the Boston Port Act, came safely to my hand. For flagrant injustice and barbarity, one might search in vain among the archives of Constantinople to find...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, June 12, 1780 Messieurs Edes, An old Correspondent begs room for a few Words in your next. Formerly this great contest was carried on upon paper. The conspirators against the rights and liberties of our country left no art untried, to induce the people to submit to their...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, May-June 1778 To the Earl of Carlisle, Lord Viscount Howe, Sir William Howe (or, in his absence, Sir Henry Clinton), William Eden, and George Johnstone. Trusty and well-beloved servants of your sacred master, in whom he is well pleased. As you are sent to America for the express...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, May-June 1778 To the Earl of Carlisle, Lord Viscount Howe, Sir William Howe (or, in his absence, Sir Henry Clinton), William Eden, and George Johnstone. Trusty and well-beloved servants of your sacred master, in whom he is well pleased. As you are sent to America for the express...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, April 12, 1773 General Letter appearing in the Boston Gazette, April 12, 1773 Messieurs EDES & GILL, PERHAPS no measure that has been taken by the Town of Boston during our present Struggles for Liberty, has thwarted the designs of our enemies more than their Votes and Proceedings...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, April 12, 1773 General Letter appearing in the Boston Gazette, April 12, 1773 Messieurs EDES & GILL, PERHAPS no measure that has been taken by the Town of Boston during our present Struggles for Liberty, has thwarted the designs of our enemies more than their Votes and Proceedings...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, May 15, 1764 INSTRUCTIONS OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON TO ITS REPRESENTATIVES IN THE GENERAL COURT. MAY, 1764. 1 The Comtee appointed ye 15 day of May to prepare Instructions for the Representatives report the following Draft. To Royall Tyler James Otis Thomas Gushing & Oxenbridge Thacher Esqrs. GENTLEMEN Your...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, August 17, 1780 Philadelphia, My Dear Hannah Nothing I assure you, but Want of Leisure has prevented my acknowledging the Receipt of your very obliging Letter of the 12th of July. You cannot imagine with how much Pleasure I receivd it. I have no Reason to doubt your...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, October 4, 1790 BOSTON Octr 4th 1790 DEAR SIR With pleasure I received your Letter of Septr 12th; and as our good friend, to whom I dictated our last is yet in Town, I have requested of him a second favour. You ask what the World is about...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, September 14, 1778 To Samuel Phillips Savage. Dear Sir, I recd your favor of the 3d with the News papers inclosd. I note well the Contents. Our Boston Papers never fail to mark all the Movements of Great Men & to give Honor where Honor is due. The...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, October 31, 1771 BOSTON Octob 31 1771. Sir I Inclose a printed Copy of a Resolve of the Council of this province, whereby Junius Americanus is censurd for asserting that the late Secretary Oliver stood recorded in the Councils Books as a perjurd traitor. You may easily suppose...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, September 27, 1771 SIR I am greatly indebted to you for your several Letters of . To let you know that I am far from being inattentive to the favors you have done me I inclose you a Letter I wrote you some time past, but was prevented...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, January 8, 1770 May it please your Excellency, In your speech, at the Opening of the present session2, your Excellency expressed your displeasure, at some late proceedings of the town of Boston, and other principal towns in the province. And, in another speech3 to both Houses, we...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, February 17, 1777 BALTIMORE Feb 15 1777 MY DEAR SIR I am favord with yours of the 21 of December for which I am much obligd to you. I am much concernd to hear that the Tories in Boston & Massachusetts Bay have lately grown insolent & that...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, October 14, 1771 Messieurs EDES & GILL, "Ambition saw that stooping Rome could bear A MASTER, nor had Virtue to be free." I Believe that no people ever yet groaned under the heavy yoke of slavery, but when they deserv'd it. This may be called a severe censure upon...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy the gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people; then shall we both deserve and enjoy it. While on the other hand, if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, January 27, 1772 Boston Gazette, January 27, 1772 Messieurs EDES & GILL, I have observed from Baron Montesquieu, that the British constitution has liberty for its direct object and that the constitution of this province, according to Mr. Hutchinson, is an epitome of the British constitution: That the...
Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, November 11, 1771 Messieurs EDES & GILL, WE read that "Jeroboam the Son of Nebat made Israel to sin": For this he "stands recorded" and repeatedly stigmatiz'd, in the sacred volumn, as a "perjur'd Traitor," and a Rebel against GOD and his Country. However mysterious fawning priests...