However nice the journey

However nice the journey -...

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However nice the journey, the delegates met with hostility from many other delegates  once they arrived. Several colonies, most of them southern, feared that Massachusetts  would attempt to seize control of the colonies if Britain left. The Bostonians' dogma was  far advanced from that of the south and mid- Atlantic colonies. However, their fears  expressed only an ignorance of Samuel Adams, since much of his political theory  stemmed from Locke, who had argued that the purpose of government was to protect  property. Thus, Adams and the other Massachusetts delegates tried to alleviate the  concerns of the other delegates by lying low through the early days of the convention.  Adams worked closely behind the scenes with Virginian Richard Henry Lee and  Christopher Gadsden of South Carolina to carry out the intended course of the  Congress. The patriots' most determined opponent, though, was Joseph Galloway of 
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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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