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Docno: ADMS-06-03-02-0006

Author: Warren, Joseph
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1775-05-20

From Joseph Warren

[salute] Dear Sir

Having wrote fully upon several Subjects to Mr. Hancock and Mr. Adams, upon several Matters which they will communicate to you,1 I can only add here that I Yesterday heard from your Family at Braintree were all in Health. A person having brought me a Letter from your Lady to me recommending one of your Brothers to be a Major in one of the Regiments, I am sorry the Letter did not arrive sooner, but I shall do all in my Power to obtain such a place for him yet, as he is the Brother of my Friend, and I hear is a worthy Man.2 I am Dear Sir most sincerely, Your Friend & Humble Servt.
[signed] Joseph Warren
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To John Adams Esqr. in Philadelphia”; docketed: “Joseph Warren May 20 1775.”
1. In all likelihood Warren wrote in his capacity as president pro tempore of the Second Provincial Congress, an office which he assumed on 2 May (Mass. Provincial Congress, Jours. , p. 178). He probably wrote about a Massachusetts letter of 16 May, in which the Provincial Congress requested advice from the Continental Congress on constituting government for Massachusetts and urged the congress to take over control of the military forces.
2. See AA to Joseph Warren, 13 May ( Adams Family Correspondence , 1:196).