Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Articles of Association (1774)

The Continental Congress passed the Articles of Association, as recorded by the Secretary of Congress, Charles Thomson, in the Journals of Congress. Excerpt:

Article X. That the late Act of Parliament for establishing... the French Laws in that
extensive country now called Quebec, is dangerous in an extreme degree to the Protestant Religion and to the civil rights and liberties of all America; and therefore as men and protestant Christians, we are indispensably obliged to take all proper measures for our security.

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