Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress met in Philadelphia, September 1774

March 23, 2005

Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress met in Philadelphia, September 1774
Facsimile copy
Library Company of Philadelphia, 1974

Most of the time I just grab my primary source documents, flip to the page I need, and close them up again. This one I read through, so it goes on the reading log.

This is the journal of the First Continental Congress, the one that met to complain about the Intolerable Acts and the Quebec Act after Parliament punished Boston for the Boston Tea Party.

I read it looking for John Adams and the compromises about religion. I found nothing about that.

What I did find was copies of all their public letters and resolutions, and this gave me a slightly different feel for the way in which they interpreted the Quebec Act and used it as part of their propaganda machine.

As 18th century journals of parliamentary proceedings go, this is a good one - if only because most of the pages are resolutions and printed documents and appeals.

Posted by Red Ted at March 23, 2005 03:03 PM | TrackBack
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