Thomas Hutchinson

Author: Dr. Thomas Young Date: July 20, 1767 To Philo Physic. To what degree of distraction you will at last arrive appears as hard to guess, as what ‘left-handed destiny’ first set you on scribbling! Could any man out of bedlam have indulged the fancy of setting his prevailing adversary on so ridiculous a fairy-chase?  […]

“Last week an interesting case came on before the Superior Court now sitting here, wherein D. Joseph Warren, administrator on the estate of Nathaniel Wheelwright, Esq; late of Boston, deceased, was plaintiff, for the recovery of part of the estate which the said Nathaniel had made over to Charles W. Apthorp, Esq:-The trial lasted four […]

 “Committee of Donations Cambridge, May 15, 1775. Dear Sir, – I received your very kind letter, enclosing a bill of exchange of four hundred and twenty dollars, in favor of the distressed poor of Boston, upon Mr. Rotch, which I shall take the first opportunity of sending to him, not doubting but it will be […]

Date: Concerning Boston Massacre Oration of March 6, 1775 [A British officer] “ostentatiously playing with a couple of musket balls, which he occasionally threw up and caught in his hand…the speaker seemed absorbed in his subject and indifferent to everything except his theme…” Source: Austin, James T. The Life of Elbridge Gerry with Contemporary Letters. […]

Date: 1763-1775   Descriptor Title First Name Surname Occupation or Address Initial Visit Mr Eaton at Mr Sumners in Roxby Jul 11, 1763 Child Benjamin Edes Printer Apr 14, 1767 Benjamin Edes Printer Oct 01, 1768 wife (Mrs.) Edes Printer Jul 25, 1774 Edgar Dyer Feb 10, 1768 Edmond Edmond in Fore Street Aug 25, […]

Authors:  Boston Committee of Correspondence, which included Joseph Warren “Boston, June 22d, 1773. Sir, The Committee of Correspondence of the Town of Boston, conformable to that Duty which they have hitherto endeavored to discharge with Fidelity, again address you with a very fortunate important Discovery; and cannot express their grateful Sentiments in having obtained the […]

Date: early 1800s referring to events of January 1773 Author: John Adams “It was I believe in1772 [sic] that Governor Hutchinson, in an elaborate Speech to both Houses of Congress endeavoured to convince them, their Constituents and the World that Parliament was our Sovereign Legislature, and had a Right to make Laws for Us in […]

Date: January 29, 1773 Authors: Attributed to Samuel Adams, Joseph Warren, and/or Benjamin Church, Jr. [Modern installment IV] “Thus we have endeavored to shew the Sense of the People of this Colony under both Charters; and if there have been in any late Instances a Submission to Acts of Parliament, it has been in our […]

Date: January 29, 1773 Authors: Attributed to Samuel Adams, Joseph Warren, and/or Benjamin Church, Jr. [Modern installment III] “Your Excellency is disposed to compare this government to the variety of corporations formed within the kingdom, with power to make and execute by-laws, &c.  And because they remain subject to the supreme authority of parliament, to […]

Date: January 29, 1773 Authors: Attributed to Samuel Adams, Joseph Warren, and/or Benjamin Church, Jr. [Modern installment II] “We have brought the first American charters into view, and the state of the country when they were granted, to show that the right of disposing of the lands was in the opinion of those times vested […]