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Association Entered into at Savannah


Thursday, July 13, 1775.

Resolved, That this Congress do approve of, and adopt the Association entered into at Savannah, on the fifth day of June last past, viz:

Association unanimously entered into by the Provincial Congress, at SAVANNAH, in GEORGIA, on THURSDAY, the thirteenth of JULY, 1775.


Being persuaded that the salvation of the rights and liberties of America depend, under God, on the firm union


of the inhabitants in its vigorous prosecution of the measures necessary for its safety; and convinced of the necessity of preventing the anarchy and confusion which attend the dissolution of the powers of Government, we, the freemen, freeholders, and inhabitants of the Province of Georgia, being greatly alarmed at the avowed design of the Ministry to raise a revenue in America, and shocked by the bloody scene now acting in the Massachusetts-Bay, do, in the most solemn manner, resolve never to become slaves; and do associate, under all the ties of religion, honour, and love to our Country, to adopt, and endeavour to carry into execution, whatever may be recommended by the Continental Congress, or resolved upon by our Provincial Convention, appointed for the purpose of preserving our Constitution, and opposing the execution of the several arbitrary and oppressive Acts of the British Parliament, until a reconciliation between Great Britain and America, on constitutional principles, which we most ardently desire, can be obtained; and that we will in all things follow the advice of our General Committee, appointed respecting the purposes aforesaid, the preservation of peace and good order, and the safety of individuals and private property.

Resolved, That John Smith, Basil Cowper, George Houstoun, Joseph Clay, William Young, Philip Box, Seth John Cuthbert, William O' Bryan, George Walton, William Le Conte, William Gibbons, Samuel Elbert, Edward Telfair, and Oliver Bowen, be a Committee to present the Association to all the inhabitants of the Town and District of Savannah, to be signed; in doing which, expedition is particularly recommended, and an account of all who decline signing shall be returned to the General Committee.