When Massachusetts voted to send delegates to the Congress

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When Massachusetts voted to send delegates to the Congress, Adams proudly joined  the delegation. Still remarkably poor, his friends first outfitted him with "dressy" clothes  (including a new wig) and paid for his travel to Philadelphia. The delegates traveled in  comfortable style to Philadelphia and along the way met a hearty reception: church bells  and cannons greeted them in Connecticut and the New York merchants treated the  group to the best dinner John Adams had ever seen. 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 
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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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