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Continental Congress (1774) Extracts from the votes and proceedings of the American Continental Congress.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02150.03 Author/Creator: Continental Congress (1774) Place Written: New London, Connecticut Type: Pamphlet Date: 1774 Pagination: 64 p. : 21.3 x 15.7 cm.

Summary of Content: 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 Britin, a memorial to the inhabitants of the British-American Colonies, and an address to the inhabitants of Quebec. Published by order of the Congress.

Background Information: Henry Babcock was a colonel in English service prior to the Revolution, and was wounded at the battle of Ticonderoga in the French war. In the Revolution he was "General ...of the State Troops of Rhode Island" and distinguished himself on many occasions. See More

People: Continental Congress (1774)
Thomas Noyes
Babcock, Henry, 1736-1800

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarContinental CongressCongressGovernment and CivicsCivil RightsFreedom and IndependenceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary History

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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