By the Great and General Court of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay. A Proclamation ...
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- Coming of the American Revolution
Power "in the Body of the People"
Believing strongly in the cause of American independence, John Adams continues to work towards it even while away from the Continental Congress. During his stay in Boston, he takes a leading role in drafting a proclamation with the Massachusetts General Court, which is the people's legislative assembly. Adams and the members of the General Court state in certain terms the powers and responsibilities of those who seek to govern themselves.