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The Convention waited on the House


July 21, 1774. — This day the Provincial Committee, composed of Committees from the several Committees of the Province, waited on the House, and being admitted, their Chairman presented at the table sundry Papers, containing a number of Resolves on the present grievances of the Colonies, and Instructions to their Representatives, recommending such measures as appear to the said Committee most proper for obtaining redress; and then withdrawing, the said Papers were severally read, and ordered to lie on the table for the perusal of the Members.

The Order of Tuesday last being read,

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider the several Papers before them, received from the Speakers and Committees of Correspondence for Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Virginia, on the present state of the Colonies.