Papers of John Adams, volume 3

To Joseph Palmer

From James Warren

From Edward Dilly, 3 May 1775 Dilly, Edward JA From Edward Dilly, 3 May 1775 Dilly, Edward Adams, John
From Edward Dilly
London May 3d 1775 Dear Sir

I have only One Moments opportunity of acknowledging your favor of the 30th of Decr1 and of informing you that the Packet inclosed was sent agreeable to direction. Every friend of Liberty and the English Constitution rejoice to hear of the Firmness and unanimity of our Brethren in America. By your own Virtue, Valor and Perseverance you are to expect a deliverance from the Yoke. Every attempt from the City of London has proved ineffectual.2 I have sent you an Answer to Dr. Johnson's Pamphlet Taxation no Tyranny with the News Paper of this Day.3 Wishing you all success. I am most cordially Yours &c.

RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To Mr John Adams Boston”; docketed by Dilly(?): “London May 5th 1775.”


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Londoners submitted two petitions to Parliament stressing the paramount nature of commercial relations with the American colonies, the second objecting to referral of their first petition to an 3 inappropriate committee ( Parliamentary Hist. , 18:168–171, 184–185).


Lawrence H. Gipson lists seven answers in 1775 to Samuel Johnson's Taxation No Tyranny: An Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress, London, 1775 ( Empire before the Revolution , 14:79–80). We have no way of knowing which of the answers Dilly sent to JA.