John Adams and the Braintree Instructions
The Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS) (www.abigailadamsbirthplace.com), stewards of the birthplace of Abigail Smith Adams, commemorates the 250th anniversary of the beginning of the American Revolution with a program on “John Adams and the Braintree Instructions,” on Sunday, October 18, 2015, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., at the Abigail Adams Birthplace, 180 Norton St., Weymouth, Mass. The talk will follow Open Hours at the Birthplace, with guided tours on the half hour between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
The Braintree Instructions, drafted by John Adams in September 1765, was one of the first important declarations of American rights, as the town of Braintree voted to oppose Parliament and the Stamp Act. John Dennehy, AAHS board member and professor of history and law at Stonehill College, will explore the political impact of the Instructions and the ramifications this act of protest had on the career of John Adams.