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Docno: ADMS-06-05-02-0029

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Massachusetts House of Representatives, Speaker of
Recipient: Warren, James
Date: 1776-11-28

To the Speaker of the Massachusetts House

[salute] Sir1

I had this Moment, between two and Three o'Clock, the Honour of your Letter of this Days Date,2 requiring my Attendance, on the Hon. House of Representatives. Some particular Circumstances, render it inconvenient for me to Sett off this Afternoon, but tomorrow Morning I will do myself the Honour of waiting on the Honourable House. Mean Time I am, your humble Servant
[signed] John Adams
RC (NN:Emmet Coll.).
1. James Warren was the Speaker.
2. Not found. On 28 Nov. the House voted to request JA to appear before it, but the records give no explanation for the request. Probably the legislature wanted firsthand information from a recently returned delegate, for it was in process of drafting a letter to the delegation (Mass., House Jour., 1776–1777, 2d sess., p. 176, 169, 175). The Journal does not record what JA said when he appeared.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/