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Philadelphia Committee



Committee Chamber, April 27, 1775.

Whereas the Continental Congress did resolve in the words following, viz: "And we further agree and associate that we will have no Trade, Commerce, Dealings, or Intercourse whatever, with any Colony or Province in North America which shall not accede to, or which shall hereafter violate this Association," &c.

And Whereas the Parliament of Great Britain, in pursuance of their plan for subjugating and distressing the Colonies, have passed a Bill for depriving our brethren in New-England of the benefit of Fishing on their own Coasts; therefore,

Resolved, That all Exportation from this City to Quebeck, Nova-Scotia, Georgia, and Newfoundland, or any part of the Fishing Coasts or Fishing Islands, ought, in the opinion of this Committee, immediately to be suspended; and that it he accordingly recommended to every Merchant immediately to suspend all Exportations to those places, until the Continental Congress shall give further orders therein. By order of the Committee of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia.