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Committee of Correspondence of Boston


Wednesday, February 15, 1775.

Resolved, That at three o' clock this afternoon, the Congress will come to the choice of a General Officer, in addition to those already appointed.

The Committee appointed to bring in a Resolve empowering the Committee of Safety to give orders to the Committee of Supplies to make such further provision for the defence of the Government, as they shall think necessary, reported.

Ordered, That the consideration of this Report be referred to the next session of this Congress.

The Committee appointed to bring in a Resolve empowering the Committee of Correspondence of the Town of Boston to correspond with Quebec, &c˙, for and in behalf of this Province, reported. The Report was read and accepted, and is as followeth, viz:

Whereas, it appears the manifest design of Administration


to engage and secure the Canadians and remote tribes of Indians, for the purpose of harassing and destroying these Colonies, and reducing them to a state of absolute slavery. And whereas, the safety and security of said Colonies depend in a great measure, (under God) on their firmness, unanimity, and friendship:

Therefore, Resolved, That the Committee of Correspondence for the Town of Boston, be and they are hereby directed and empowered, in such way and manner as they shall think proper, to open and establish an intimate correspondence and connection with the inhabitants of the Province of Quebec, and that they endeavour to put the same immediately into execution.