The Provincial

Committees of Safety

of the

American Revolution

BY

AGNES HUNT, PH. D.

Associate Professor of History, Wells College
Formerly Instructor in History, College for Women
Western Reserve University

[first published -- 1904]

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PREFATORY NOTE.

IN the following study of the Committees of Safety the interest of the historical student rather than that of the general reader has been kept in view. The object has been to present in some detail an account of the activity of these revolutionary executives in the separate states, in order that the student of the individual commonwealths, as well as those interested in the Revolution as a whole may find, ready to hand, the essence of a mass of original material. It is hoped, however, that the battles which these Committees fought behind the scenes with poverty, inertia, discouragement and fear, may not prove uninteresting to any lover of American History.

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CONTENTS

Chapter I—The New England Colonies
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Vermont
Rhode Island
Connecticut

Chapter II — The Middle Colonies
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Delaware
Maryland

Chapter III — The Southern Colonies
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia

Chapter IV — General View of the Character and Work of the Committees of Safety

Chapter V — Origin of the Committees of Safety

Bibliography

Table of the Powers of the Committees of Safety

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