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Resolutions of the Continental Congress


"May 29, 1775.

"Resolved, That no Provisions or necessaries of any kind be exported to the Island of Nantucket, except from the Colony of the Massachusetts-Bay. The Convention of the Colony is desired to take measures for effectually providing the said Island, upon their application to purchase the same, with as much Provision as shall be necessary for its internal use, and no more.

"The Congress deeming it of great importance to North America that the British Fishery should not be furnished with Provisions from this Continent through Nantucket, earnestly recommend a vigilant execution of this Resolve to all Committees.

"A true copy from the Minutes: