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to William Tudor, 29 March 1817. LbC
, Adams Papers
. Printed with some variations and omissions in 10 JA, Works
244–249. The letter had first appeared in 14 Niles' Weekly Register
137–140 (25 March 1818), and was printed again in Novanglus and Massachusettensis
244–247 (Boston, 1819). JA
, in a contemporaneous report of the proceedings in Congress on the Declaration of
Independence, referred to “the Argument concerning Writs of Assistance, in the Superiour
Court, which I have hitherto considered as the Commencement of the Controversy, between
Great Britain and America.” JA
, 3 July 1776
, 2 Adams Family Correspondence
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.