. The committee on damages done by the British was the main topic of JA
's letter to Warren of 23 Oct., in which he added: “You will observe the Vote limits
Us to last March. This was done without design and I dont intend to be so limited;
and therefore I hope the two Houses will appoint a Committee upon a larger Scale and
collect Facts at least from the Port Bill, i.e. the time when it took place” (MHi
:Warren-Adams Coll., printed in Warren-Adams Letters
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.