The Writings of Samuel Adams— Volume 3

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Author: Samuel Adams

To John Pickering, Junior.1

[MS., Samuel Adams Papers, Lenox Library.]

BOSTON Jany 8 1774

SIR/

As the General Assembly will undoubtedly meet on the 26th of this Month, the Negroes whose Petition lies on file and is referrd for Consideration, are very sollicitous for the Event of it. And having been informd that you intended to consider it at your Leisure Hours in the Recess of the Court, they earnestly wish you would compleat a Plan for their Reliefe. And in the mean time, if it be not too much Trouble, they ask it as a favor that you would by a Letter enable me to communicate to them the general outlines of your Design.

I am with sincere Regard, Sir, your humble Servt

_________________________________________________________________ 1Of Salem Mass. Upon a letter from Pickering to Adams is endorsed in the autograph of Adams: "Letter from Mr J Pickerin an honest & sensible Friend of ye Liberty of his Country."

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Chicago: Samuel Adams, "To John Pickering, Junior.1," The Writings of Samuel Adams— Volume 3 in The Writings of Samuel Adams—Volume 3 Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBU9X3CEBXJ123C.

MLA: Adams, Samuel. "To John Pickering, Junior.1." The Writings of Samuel Adams— Volume 3, in The Writings of Samuel Adams—Volume 3, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBU9X3CEBXJ123C.

Harvard: Adams, S, 'To John Pickering, Junior.1' in The Writings of Samuel Adams— Volume 3. cited in , The Writings of Samuel Adams—Volume 3. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBU9X3CEBXJ123C.