The Suffolk Resolves

Today is the 230th anniversary of the adoption of The Suffolk Resolves. The 1774 Resolves were the first formal list of the American colonists grievances against England. They were taken by Paul Revere to Philadelphia and the First Continental Congress. There was much discussion; not all attendees were as radical as the people of Massachusetts. Eventually the Resolves were approved — including the resolution for the creation of a Colonial militia. The revolutionary juggernaut was set in motion.
The tavern and house where the Resolves were debated and approved have been preserved, although neither is in Suffolk County anymore.

1 Comment so far

  1. Theresa Peterson (unregistered) on August 27th, 2005 @ 9:59 am

    Did Dr. Joseph Warren write the Suffolk Revolves? Nothing ever gives the importance of Dr. Joseph Warren even though he was a very important leader in Boston.

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