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Committees of Correspondence

The Committees of Correspondence were formed throughout the colonies as a means of coordinating action against the government; Great Britain and were bodies organized by the local governments of the Thirteen Colonies before the American Revolution for the purposes of coordinating written communication outside of the colonies. These served an important role in the Revolution, by disseminating the colonial interpretation of British actions between the colonies and to foreign governments. The Committees of Correspondence rallied opposition on common causes and established plans for collective action, and so the group of committees was the beginning of what later became a formal political union among the colonies. As news during this period was typically spread in hand-written letters to be carried by couriers on horseback or aboard ships, the committees were responsible for ensuring that this news accurately reflected the views of their parent governmental body on a particular issue and was dispatched to the proper groups. Today the hand-wrriten letters have been replaced with electronic-written letters; eMail! Join us as Americans Restoring America by networking with one another as the early colonies networked with one another to bring about the Rule of Law.

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