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committees of correspondence

On 2 November 1772, Samuel Adams led the Boston town meeting to form a committee of correspondence and ask other Mass. towns to do likewise, for the purpose of exchanging information. On 12 March 1773, the Va. assembly formed a committee of correspondence to communicate with other colonies, and by February 1774, every province but N.C. and Pa. had created such a body. This system established the first ongoing network for coordinating resistance to British policies, and was critical in enabling Americans to formulate a united response to the Intolerable Acts.