Letter (copy) from a Committee of Boston selectmen to Benjamin Franklin, 13 July 1770
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This manuscript copy of a letter from the Committee of Boston Selectmen (comprised of Thomas Cushing, Richard Dana, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, William Phillips, William Molineux, Ebenezer Storer, and William Greenleaf) to Benjamin Franklin in London, describes the current situation in Boston four months after the Massacre. The committee shares, via letters, newspaper articles, and hearsay, the differing opinions of the Massacre from the perspectives of Loyalists and Patriots.