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date: 19 July 2024

Committees of Correspondence. 

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The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
John L. BullionJohn L. Bullion

Throughout the eighteenth century, colonial assemblies designated some of their members as committees of correspondence to communicate with their agents in Britain and with other assemblies. Merchants used similar bodies to keep in touch and to lobby politicians. The most significant committee of correspondence, however, had different purposes and a more crucial impact.... ...

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