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Docno: ADMS-06-03-02-0054

Author: Warren, James
Author: Massachusetts House of Representatives, Speaker of
Recipient: Adams, John
Recipient: Hancock, John
Recipient: Adams, Samuel
Recipient: Paine, Robert Treat
Recipient: Cushing, Thomas
Recipient: Continental Congress, Massachusetts delegates
Date: 1775-07-25

The Speaker of the House of Representatives to the Massachusetts delegates

Watertown, 25 July 1775. FC (M-Ar: Mass. House of Representatives Records, 57:263). As speaker, James Warren notified JA and the other members of the delegation of their election to the Council and expressed the wish that they would take their seats on the Council as soon as their duties in the congress permitted.
Their election to the Council had taken place on 21 July. JA took his seat on 10 Aug., upon his return from Philadelphia, and served until the adjournment of the General Court on 24 Aug. (Mass., House Jour. , 1775–1776, 1st sess., p. 6, 60; James Warren to Mercy Otis Warren, 9 Aug., MHi:Warren-Adams Coll.). JA also participated in the work of the Council for a few days at the end of August ( Adams Family Correspondence , 1:272–273, note 2).
FC (M-Ar:Mass. House of Representatives Records, 57:263).