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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 18 June 1775


This Letter, I presume, will go by the brave and amiable General Washington.

Our Army will have a Group of Officers, equal to any service.

Washington, Ward, Lee,Gates, Gridley, together with all the other ''New England officers, will make a glorious Council of War.

This Congress are all as deep, as the Delegates from the Massachusetts, and the whole Continent as forward as Boston.

We shall have a Redress of Grievances, or an Assumption of all the powers of Government legislative, Executive and judicial, throughout the whole Continent very soon.

Georgia is bestirring itself -- I mean the whole of it. The Parish of St. Johns which is one third of it, was with Us before.

I am &c.


[Envelope -- see page image]



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 18 June 1775 [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/
Original manuscript: Adams, John. Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 18 June 1775. 2 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Butterfield, L.H., ed. Adams Family Correspondence. Vol. 1. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1963.
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