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Extracts from Continental Congress, 1774

United States, Continental Congress.
Extracts from the Votes and Proceedings of the American Continental Congress, Held at Philadelphia on the 5th of September 1774: Containing the Bill of Rights, a List of Grievances, Occasional Resolves, the Association, an Address to the People of Great-Britain, a Memorial to the Inhabitants of the British American Colonies, and an Address to the Inhabitants of Quebec: Published by Order of the Congress.
New-London: Printed by Timothy Green, 1774.

The Continental Congress that first convened in September of 1774, did so as an advisory council for the colonies, though eventually it became the central governmental body. At the first congress delegates considered ways to recover rights lost under the British Parliament’s Coercive Acts. The Second Continental Congress met in May of 1775.