Journals of the Continental Congress

First Continental Congress: September 19, 1774

September 19, 1774

The Report of the Second Committee on Trade was read.

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Journals of the Continental Congress [Edited]

Ordered, that Thomas Cushing, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Mifflin be added to the First or Great Committee “to state the rights of the Colonies, &c.”

Adjourned from day to day until Thursday when the First Committee reported.

Samuel Adams to Charles Chauncy (Congregational Clergyman)

Last Friday Mr. [Paul] Revere brought us the spirited and patriotic Resolves of our County of Suffolk. We laid them before the Congress. They were read with great Applause, and the enclosed Resolutions were unanimously passed, which give you a faint idea of the Spirit of the Congress.  I think I may assure you that America will make a point of supporting Boston to the Utmost.

Caesar Rodney to Thomas Rodney (Delaware Lawyer)

Yesterday afternoon Captain All from London came up to town. But no news that he may have brought has as yet transpired, except that friends to the American Cause are daily increasing on the other side of the water.

Edited with commentary by Gordon Lloyd.