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Meeting of the Merchants and Others Concerned in the American Commerce

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King' s Arms Tavern, Cornhill, January 4, 1775.

At a Meeting of the Merchants and others, concerned in the American Commerce, held here this day,

THOMAS LANE, Esquire, was called to the Chair.

It was unanimously Resolved, that it is the opinion of this meeting, that the alarming state of the Trade to North America makes it expedient to petition Parliament for redress.

It was also Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to prepare a Petition to the House of Commons, and lay the same before a general meeting, to be held at this place this day se' nnight.

It was also Resolved, That the Committee consist of the following gentlemen:

For NEW ENGLAND. — Mr˙ Lane, Mr˙ Champion, and Mr˙ Bromfield.

For NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Pigou, Mr˙ Blackburn, and Mr˙ Sergeant.

For PENNSYLVANIA. — Mr˙ Barclay, Mr˙ Mildred, and Mr˙ Neate.

For MARYLAND. — Mr˙ Hanbury, Mr˙ Molleson, and Mr˙ Campbell.

For VIRGINIA. — Mr˙ Norton, Mr˙ Gist, and Mr˙ Athawe.

For NORTH CAROLINA. — Mr˙ Bridgen, Mr˙ Clark, and Mr˙ Wooldridge.

For SOUTH CAROLINA. — Mr˙ Greenwood, Mr˙ Nutt, and Mr˙ Rolleston.

To the above gentlemen were added Mr˙ Lee and Mr˙ Baker.

It was also Resolved, That the Committee be desired to entitle the Petition — "A Petition of the Merchants, Traders, and others, concerned in the North American Commerce."

It was also Resolved, That the Minutes of this meeting be inserted in the publick morning and evening Papers, signed by the Chairman.

It was also Resolved, That this meeting be adjourned to Wednesday next, at ten o' clock in the forenoon, at this house, then to receive the Report of the Committee.

THOMAS LANE, Chairman.

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