JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 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 THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF CONGRESS. TO WHICH IS ADDED, [BEING NOW FIRST PRINTED BY AUTHORITY] AN AUTHENTIC COPY OF THE PETITION TO THE KING.

London: J. Almon, 1775. 66, [1], [1 publ. advt.] pp, without the half title. Modern marbled cloth. Title leaf lightly dusted. Except as noted, Very Good.

The Journal lists the delegates from each State, and prints proceedings from September 5 to October 26, 1774. The credentials certifying the appointment of delegates are included, by State, as are Resolutions from various Colonies emphasizing grievances against the Crown. Resolutions and the Address to Governor Gage by delegates from Suffolk County in Massachusetts are printed in full. The Congress passes a Non-Importation Act unanimously, and resolves to prepare an Address to King George assuring "that in case the Colonies shall be restored to the state they were in at the close of the late war" by repeal of the Intolerable Acts, amity will be restored.
The Address to the King, signed in type by the delegates, is printed at pages 57-66. This item prints the portions of the Journal of Congress for this session that had not been printed earlier for the British public in the British edition of 'Extracts from the Votes and Proceedings of the American Continental Congress' [1774]. Pages 57-66 comprise the first British printing of the petition to the King.
Howes E247. Adams Controversy 74-84c. Reese, Revolutionary Hundred 20 [reference]. Item #35730

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