Boston, 25 May 1774. MS
): 50, p. 520–521. Of the twenty-eight councilors elected by joint ballot of the House
of Representatives and outgoing Council, John Adams was one of thirteen rejected by
Gage on 26 May. The others were James Bowdoin, Samuel Dexter, John Winthrop, Timothy
Danielson, Benjamin Austin, William Phillips, Michael Fawley, James Prescot, Norton
Quincy, Jerathmeel Bowers, Enoch Freeman, and Jedediah Foster.