At a meeting of the COMMITTEES appointed by the several coun-
ties of the province of MARYLAND, at the city of Annapolis, the
22d day of June, 1774, and continued by adjournment from day
to day, till the 25th day of the same month, Were present,
MATTHEW TILGHMAN, Esq; in the the Chair.
JOHN DUCKETT chose Clerk.
It being moved from the chair to ascertain the manner of divid-
ing upon questions, it was agreed, that on any division each coun-
ty have one vote, and that all questions be determined by a major-
ity of counties.
The letter and vote of the town of Boston, several letters and
papers from Philadelphia and Virginia, the act of parliament for
blocking up the port and harbour of Boston, the bill depending in
parliament subversive of the charter of Massachusetts bay, and
that enabling the governor to send supposed offenders from thence
to another colony, or England, for trial, were read, and after mature
I. Resolved, That the said act of parliament, and bills, if passed
into acts, are cruel and oppressive invasions of the natural rights of
the people of the Massachusetts bay as men, and of their consti-
tutional rights as English subjects; and that the said act, if not
repealed, and the said bills, if passed into acts, will lay a founda-
tion for the utter destruction of British America, and therefore that
the town of Boston and the province of Massachusetts, are now
suffering in the common cause of America.
II. Resolved, That it is the duty of every colony in America to
unite in the most speedy and effectual means to obtain a repeal of
the said acts, and also of the said bills, if passed into acts.
III. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee, that if
the colonies come into a joint resolution to stop all importations
from, and exportations to, Great Britain, until the said acts, or
kills, if passed into acts, be repealed, the same will be the most