. On 18 Oct., the town meeting adopted this committee's draft report and ordered its
publication as the pamphlet which became known as An Appeal to the World
(see preceding document
). The same committee was then directed to transmit copies of the pamphlet to De Berdt,
the London agent for the House of Representatives, and to Isaac Barré, Thomas Pownall,
Benjamin Franklin, William Bollan, and Barlow Trecothick (Boston Record Commissioners, 16th Report
, p. 299). For the committee's letter to Franklin, see the following document
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, 2016.