Adams seized the opportunity to found committees of correspondence throughout the colony

Adams seized the opportunity to found committees of correspondence throughout the colony

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Adams seized the opportunity to found committees of correspondence throughout the  colony, so set as to link all of Massachusetts into a "phalanx" against Britain. The  committees would reunite the various factions of the city and the countryside and  prevent further defections while improving coordination and morale. He founded the first  one in Boston and hoped the other towns would soon follow suit. The move worried  many loyal patriots, as the committee was seen as the most seditious move yet by the  colony. Such concerns were certainly not without warrant: The twenty-one-member  committee of correspondence soon proved itself to be the most revolutionary machine  ever created in the Western Hemisphere. The committee began by trying to compile a list of supposed rights and grievances  among the colonists to present to the British government. They met nightly in a Boston  tavern in complete secrecy. He drew upon his education in philosophy and his graduate  study on natural law to arrive at a comprehensive list that shocked many for its 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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