Boston Committee of Correspondence Letter to the Portsmouth Committee of Correspondence Regarding Boston Port Act, Text

In 1774, Parliament passed the Boston Port Act as punishment for the Boston Tea Party. The Act closed the Port of Boston. When the news of the Act reached Boston, the Committee of Correspondence sent letters to Committees in other towns and cities. Samuel Adams wrote this letter on May 12, 1774 to the Committee of Correspondence in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and asked for their support.

Boston, Siege of - Summary

The Siege of Boston started after the battles of April 19, 1775, and Massachusetts Militia followed British troops back to Boston. In the days that followed, militia from New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island joined Massachusetts to confine the British to the city. The siege lasted from April 19, 1775, until March 17, 1776. It was part of the Boston Campaign and included the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Fortification of Dorchester Heights. It ended in an American victory when the British evacuated the city.