John Scollay

Date: April 23, 1775 Boston Committee to Dr. Joseph Warren. Sir: The following proceedings contain the Agreement made between his Excellency General Gage and the Town of Boston.  You are informed it is the earnest desire of the inhabitants, that such persons as incline to remove into the Town with their effects, may be permitted […]

Date: April 22, 1775 “Joseph Warren to the Select Men and Inhabitants of the Town of Boston Gentlemen— The Committee of Congress being informed that General Gage has proposed a Treaty with the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, wherein he stipulates that the Women and Children with all their Effects shall have safe Conduct […]

[to His Excellency General Gage] “Cambridge, April 20, 1775. Sir, – The unhappy situation into which this colony is thrown gives the greatest uneasiness to every man who regards the welfare of the empire, or feels for the distresses of his fellow-men: but even now much may be done to alleviate those misfortunes which can­not […]

Date: 1763-1775 Descriptor Title First Name Surname Occupation or Address Initial Visit Child Lambert   Oct 31, 1774 daughter Mrs. Lambson   Jun 9, 1774 Larrabee Larrabee at Ray Taylors Jan 31, 1775 Mrs. Laton in royal exchange Lane Aug 16, 1774 Mrs. Lawrence Aug 13, 1774 Miss Sarah Learnad Jul 23, 1768 Mr Thomas […]

by Samuel A. Forman I believe that the sitter portrayed in John Singleton Copley’s mysterious Lady in a Blue Dress is Miss Mercy Scollay of Boston at age 22. The striking, full size portrait resides at the Terra Foundation Museum in Chicago.[i] In an age of visuals, I decided that an image of Miss Scollay […]

Author: Joseph Warren signatory and possible co-author “Boston 1769. We the subscribers Inhabitants of the Town of Boston being desirous to concur with the Merchants and Traders of said Town in their late laudable Agreement not to import any of the Manufactures of Great Britain, do hereby faithfully promise and engage that we will […]

Author: Miss Mercy Scollay Undated, probably late April 1776 “To Mrs. Dix. Will my Dear Mrs. Dix forgive her friend for leaving this house and not again visit the Chamber that had so often witnessed the joys and sorrows of her checqerd state – but I feard to pain your gentle nature by taking a […]