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Committees of correspondence

Committees of correspondence, locally organized groups that formed a communication and information network in the 13 American colonies before and during the Revolutionary War. Initially appointed by legislatures to correspond with colonial agents in England, they later played a major role in unifying the colonial independence struggle. It was the Committees of Correspondence that summoned the First Continental Congress in September 1774.

See also: Revolutionary War in America.

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