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. In his reply to this request, Wilkes cautioned the Committee: “I submit to you, Gentlemen,
the propriety of a publication of any letters which may pass between us. You are the
true judges for what may respect the new world. Perhaps while I am doom'd to this
prison, unfair advantages might be taken against me, which I should find it difficult
to overcome. I leave, however, the whole to your mature consideration, with the truest
assurance that in whatever way I can serve the generous cause of liberty, I will be
active and zealous” (copy of letter of 30 March 1769, BM
30870, f. 135–136; printed in MHS, Procs.
, 47 [1913–1914]: 197–198). For the decision of the Sons of Liberty on publication,
see 4 Nov. 1769
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.