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Proceedings of the Conventions of the Province of Maryland, 1774-1776
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4 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION [1774.

speedy and effectual means to obtain a repeal of the said act or
acts, and preserve North America and her liberties.

IV. Resolved, Notwithstanding the people of this province will
have many inconveniences and difficulties to encounter, by break-
ing off their commercial intercourse with the mother country, and
are deeply affected at the distress which will be thereby necessarily
brought on many of their fellow-subjects in Great Britain, yet their
affection and regard to an injured and oppressed sister colony, their
duty to themselves, their posterity, and their country, demand the
sacrifice—and therefore that this province will join in an associa-
tion with the other principal and neighbouring colonies, to stop all
exportations to, and importations from, Great Britain, until the said
acts and bills, if passed into acts be repealed: the non-importation
and non-exportation to take place on such future day as may be
agreed on by a general congress of deputies from the colonies—
the non-export of tobacco to depend and take place only on a simi-
lar agreement by Virginia and North Carolina, and to commence at
such time as may be agreed on by the deputies for this province
and the said colonies of Virginia and North Carolina.

V. Resolved, That the deputies from this province are author-
ised to agree to any restrictions upon exports to the West Indies,
which may be deemed necessary by a majority of the colonies at
the general congress.

VI. Resolved, That the deputies from this province are author-
ised, in case the majority of the colonies should think the impor-
tation of particular articles from Great Britain to be indispensably
necessary for their respective colonies, to admit and provide for
this province such articles as our circumstances shall necessarily
require.

VII. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee, that
the merchants and others, venders of goods and merchandizes
within this province, ought not to take advantage of the above re-
solve for non-importation, but that they ought to sell their goods
and merchandize that they now have, or may hereafter import, at
the same rates they have been accustomed to do within one year
last past; and that if any person shall sell any goods which he
now has, or hereafter may have, or may import, on any other terms
than above expressed, no inhabitant of this province ought, at any
time thereafter, to deal with any such person, his agent, manager,
factor, or storekeeper, for any commodity whatever.

VIII. Resolved unanimously, That a subscription be opened in
the several counties of this province, for an immediate collection
for the relief of the distressed inhabitants of Boston, now cruelly

 

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