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Circular Letter from the Boston Committee of Correspondence, April 9, 1773
Original Author: Samuel Adams
Created: April 9, 1773
Medium: Manuscripts/Texts, Circular letter

Circular Letter from the Boston Committee of Correspondence, April 9, 1773

The Boston Committee of Correspondence published this circular letter, which includes the resolutions of the Virginia House of Burgesses to create a committee of correspondence. The letter only identifies the sender of the resolutions as "a Gentleman of distinction in Virginia," but it was most likely Richard Henry Lee, who had begun a correspondence with Samuel Adams. Adams had played a pivotal role in creating the Boston committee in November of 1772. William Cooper, the Boston town clerk, signed and approved the circular.