Documents and Manuscripts

Karpeles Document:
A Proclamation of Neutrality During the French Revolution

Grade Levels

11th Grade, 7th Grade

Interactive Document


Upon request of the Federal Government, Samuel Adams, the revolutionary leader of the famous Boston Tea Party, issued a proclamation as Governor of Massachusetts in compliance with the U.S.treaty with France


Special Note

Courtesy of the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, the world’s largest private collection of important original documents and manuscripts, provided this document.

In collaboration with the Center for Applied Technologies in Education, this manuscript is equipped with an interactive tool enabling the user to view the document’s transcription, providing a 21st Century glimpse of ways students can interact with old documents and manuscripts.

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