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In this letter by Adams written on 19 May 1775 from Philadelphia (where the second Continental Congress had convened) to Samuel Purviance, Jr., a man from Maryland who promoted the revolutionary cause, Adams mentions that he had firsthand knowledge of the battle on 19 April 1775. Adams also acknowledges the current harsh conditions in Boston and the difficulty of communicating with people in that town.