The First Continental Congress
September 5-October 26, 1774: Philadelphia, PA
At the First Continental Congress, 56 delegates in total were in attendance, all thirteen colonies sent delegates except Georgia. Delegates from New York and Pennsylvania were expecting to declare a revolution against Great Britain. One such delegate was Joseph Galloway. Galloway urged to send a humble petition to King George III, as a last ditch effort. Other notable delegates were John and Sam Adams of Massachusetts and George Washington of Virginia.
Issues They Discussed:
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Higgins, Eugine. George Washington, Pendleton, and Patrick Henry Going to the 1st Congress / Eugene Higgins, Imp. 1900. Library Of Congress, Maryland.
Godefroy, François. Premiere Assemblée Du Congrès. 1782. Library Of Congress, Maryland.
Ogden, H.A. Delegates Leaving Carpenter's Hall after a Session. N.d. Library Of Congress, Maryland.