. The letter from the Boston Committee of Correspondence to which the congress was responding
had asked whether the citizens of Boston should move out of their town to avoid becoming
hostages. In resolutions on 10 Oct. the congress urged “the utmost deliberation” before
moving out was adopted, but recommended compensation from the other colonies if the
Provincial Congress decided that removal was desirable (JCC
, 1:55–56, 59).
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, 2017.