Journals of the Continental Congress

First Continental Congress: September 27, 1774

September 27, 1774

Ricard Henry Lee’s Second Motion on trade passed unanimously.

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Journals of the Continental Congress [Edited]

Congress “Resolved unanimously, That from and after the first day of December next, there be no importation into British America from Great Britain or Ireland, of any goods, wares or merchandizes whatsoever, or from any other place, of any such goods, wares or merchandizes, as shall have been exported from Great-Britain or Ireland; and that no such goods, wares or merchandizes, imported after the said first day of December next, be used or purchased.” This was in response to a Motion by Richard Henry Lee.


John Adams to Joseph Palmer

[T]he Delegates here and other Persons from all Parts, are universally, very Sanguine, that if Boston and Massachusetts can possibly Steer a middle Course between Obedience to the Acts, and open Hostilities with [the] Troops, the Exertions of the Colonies, will procure a total Change of Measures and full Redress for us.

Edited with commentary by Gordon Lloyd.