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Letter from Samuel Adams to James Warren, 4 November 1772

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Boston Novr. 4 1772

My dear Sir

I have not at present time or
Inclination to take up your thots in complain
-ing of Tyrants and Tyranny. It is more than
Time that this Country was rid of both. Your
Colleague & the Newspapers will inform you of
the Transactions of this Town at a late Meet
-ing, and your opinion of Hutchinson, if it
is necessary, may be confirmd. The Town
thought it proper to take, what the Tories
apprehend to be, leading Steps. We have
long had it thrown in our faces, that the
Country in general is under no such fears of
Slavery, but are well pleasd with the Measures
of Administration, That the Independency
of the Governor & Judges is a mighty harmless
& even a desireable Manoeuvre. In order to
ascertain the Sense of the People of the province
a Committee is appointed, of which our Patriot
Otis is Chairman, to open a free Communication
with every town. A State of Rights with the violation
of them is to be reported by this Committee, and
transmitted to each Town. I wish our Mother Plym
would see her way clear to have a Meeting and

second Boston by appointing a Committee for
of Communication & Correspondence. The soon
this is done, I think the better. I have receivd
Letters from Marble head, Newbury port, &c
fraught with manly Resentment. Whenever the
friends of the Country shall be assured of each
others Sentiments, that Spirit which is necessary
will not be wanting. I have scribled in great
haste & am without Ceremony

Your friend,

Saml Adams


Pray write me by the first oppy.

[Subscription (recipient's name at foot of page)] James Warren Esq


Mr. Adams Lettr
Nov. 4. 1772