First Continental Congress: October 19, 1774
October 19, 1774
The delegates debated a draft of 1) the address to the people of Britain and 2) “a memorial to the Inhabitants of these colonies.” Richard Henry Lee, and John Jay were influential members of the committee.
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Journals of the Continental Congress [Edited]
The Congress met and resumed the consideration of the address to the people of Great Britain, and the same being read and debated by paragraphs, and sundry amendments being made, was re-committed, in order that the amendments may be taken in.
The committee appointed to prepare a memorial to the Inhabitants of these colonies, reported a draft, which was read, & ordered to lie on the table.
Ordered, That this memorial be taken into consideration to-morrow.
Samuel Ward’s Diary
Met, completed the Association, read the Memorial to the People of England.
Edited with commentary by Gordon Lloyd.