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Extract from Votes of the Assembly.

Friday, July 22, 1774, A˙ M.

The Committee of the Whole House taking into their most serious consideration the unfortunate differences which have long subsisted between Great Britain and the American Colonies, and been greatly increased by the operation and effects of divers late Acts of the British Parliament:

Resolved, N˙ C˙ D. That there is an absolute necessity that a Congress of Deputies from the several Colonies be held as soon as conveniently may be, to consult together upon the present unhappy state of the Colonies, and to form and adopt a plan for the purposes of obtaining redress of American grievances, ascertaining American rights upon the most solid and constitutional principles, and for establishing that union and harmony between Great Britain and the Colonies which is indispensably necessary to the welfare and happiness of both.

Eodem die, P˙ M.

The House resumed the consideration of the Resolve from the Committee of the Whole House, and, after some debate thereon, adopting and confirming the same,

Resolved, N˙ C˙ D. That the Honourable Joseph Galloway, Speaker, Samuel Rhoads, Thomas Mifflin, Charles Humphreys, John Morton, George Ross, and Edward Biddle, Esquires, be, and they are hereby, appointed a Committee on the part of this Province, for the purposes aforesaid, and that they, or any four of them, do meet such Committees or Delegates from the other Colonies, as have been or may be appointed, either by their respective Houses of Representatives, or by Convention, or by the Provincial or Colony Committees, at such time and place as shall be generally agreed on by such Committees.