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Meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the County of Accomack



At a Meeting of a very respectable body of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the County of Accomack, at the Court House, July 27, 1774,

JAMES HENRY, Esq˙, in the Chair:

The meeting taking into their serious consideration the present critical and alarming situation of this country, respecting her present disputes with Great Britain, do unanimously Resolve as follows:

1st. That we do owe, and will pay, due allegiance to his Majesty King George, the Third.

2dly. That all his Majesty' s subjects in America, are, by birth-right, entitled to all the rights and immunities of British born subjects; one of which, and of the greatest importance is, that no tax, aid, tallage, or other imposition, shall be laid upon them but by their own consent, by their Representatives.

3dly. That the town of Boston, in our sister Colony, is now suffering in the common cause of American liberty.

4thly. That the powers claimed by the British Parliament, and now carrying into execution against the town of Boston, are fundamentally wrong, and cannot be admitted without the utter destruction of American liberty, and are intended to operate equally against the rights and liberties of the other Colonies.

5thly. That the inhabitants of this county, confiding in the prudence and abilities of their Representatives, who are to meet their brethren at Williamsburg, on the 1st day of August next, will cheerfully submit to any measures


which may be concluded upon at the said general meeting, as best to be adopted for restoring harmony between the mother country and her Colonies.

6thly. Ordered, That these Resolves be forthwith printed.