Boston Committee of Correspondence Enters Massachusetts Politics
The unanimous vote establishing the Boston Committee of Correspondence
[on 3 November 1772] was a victory for the Boston Whigs. The governor's friends had
tried to discourage interest in the meeting, and had themselves deliberately
stayed away. Thus they left the field free to their opponents,
a move which had significant results. Had the administration's supporters
been present, division would have replaced unanimity in the
town votes, and even more important, the membership of the committee
might not have been so homogeneous in its opposition to the
administration. In that event the work of the committee and indeed its
entire career might have been very different. As it was, the committee
would become a major vehicle of opposition to the royal administration
and all it signified.
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Compatriots - On behalf of the National Society, I have written letters
of support to U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) and Sen.
Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for bills each is sponsoring in the
U.S. House (H.R. 1209) and U.S. Senate (S. 381),
respectively. The bills would provide for awarding the
Congressional Gold Medal to the “Doolittle Raiders” for
Members of the South Carolina Society invite compatriots and guests to join them in Greenville, S.C., as they host the 124th Annual Congress. Mark your calendars for July 18-23. Situated in the Upcountry and sitting at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville is one of the most vibrant cities in the Southeast. With [continue reading...]
A Dedham man who marched against the Redcoats during the battles of Lexington and Concord will be honored this Saturday in a hometown ceremony initiated by a descendant from across the country. George Lipphardt, a genealogy buff from Tucson, Ariz., will travel to Dedham to see the Sons of the American Revolution
Please join us at the Boston Chapter's fundraiser to support Congress 2016 on Saturday, May 10th, 2014, at "The Common Market Restaurants" in Quincy, MA.
A social hour begins at 11:00am followed by a buffet lunch and our guest speaker - Mr. Richard C. Wiggin, an author who
1775 CENTRAL MASS. TOO TOUGH FOR BRITS Author and historian Ray Raphael, speaking Thursday at the Worcester Historical Museum, says Worcester was such a hotbed of revolution in 1775 that the British backed off and instead targeted Concord. (T&G Staff/Betty Jenewin) By Steven H. Foskett Jr. Telegram and Gazette Staff 14 March 2014 WORCESTER — [continue reading...]
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