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Boston, June 10, 1774. Gentlemen, Whereas several of our brethren, members of the committees of correspondence in the neighbouring towns ...

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BOSTON, June 10, 1774.


WHEREAS several of our brethren, members of the com-
mittees of correspondence in the neighbouring towns,
have since our letter of the 8th instant applied to us, to
know whether it was expected that the form of the cove-
nant which we inclosed in our letter should be literally adopted by
the several towns: We have thought it necessary to inform our
respectable fellow countrymen, that the committee, neither in
this or any other matter mean to dictate to them, but are humbly
of opinion, that if they keep to the spirit of that covenant, and
solemnly engage not to purchase any goods which shall be im-
ported from Great Britain after the time stipulated, and agree to
suspend dealing with such persons as shall persist in counteracting
the salutary design, by continuing to import or purchase British
articles so imported, the end we proposed will be fully answered,
and the salvation of North-America, under providence, thereby

We are,
Your friends and fellow countrymen,
Signed by order and in behalf of the committee of
Correspondence for Boston.
William Cooper Clerk

From Comtee. of Corr
of Boston -- explana-
tory of agreement not
to purchase imported
articles -- June 10, 1774