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liament, herein after mentioned, are not repealed, we will not, directly or indirectly, export any merchandize' or commodity whatsoever to Great Britain, Ireland, or the West-Indies, except rice to Europe. "
Fifth, Such as are merchants, and use the British aud Irish trade, will give orders, as soon as possible, to their factors, agents, and correspondents, in Great Britain and Ireland, not to ship any goods to them, on! any pretence whatsoever, as they cannot be received in America'; and if any merchant, residing in Great Britain or Ireland, thall directly or indirectly ihip any goods, wares; or merchandize, for America, in order: to break the said non-importation agreement, or in any manner contravene the same, on such unworthy conduct being well atteited, it ought to be made public; and, on the fame being so done, we will nor froni thenceforth have any commercial connection with such merchant.
Sixth, That such as are owners of vefsels will give positive orders to their captains or masters, not to receive on board their vessels any goods prohibited by the said non-importation agreement, on pain of immediate dismission from their service,
Seventh, We will use our utmost endeavours to improve the breed of Sheep and increase their number to the greatest extent, and to thai end, we will kill them as sparingly as may be, especially those of the most profitable kind; nor will we export any to the WestIndies or elsewhere; and those of us who are or may become over-stocked with, or can conveniently spare any sheep, will dispose of them to our neighbours, especially to the poorer fort, on moderate terms.
Eighth, That we will in our several stations encou. rage frugality, æcnomy, and industry; and promote agriculture, arts and the manufactures of this country, especially that of wool; and will discountenance and
discourage every species of extravagance and dislipation, especially all horse-racing, and all kinds of gaming, cock-fighting, exhibitions of thews, plays, and on the death of any relation or friend, none of us, or any of our families, will go into any further mourn. ing dress, than a black crape or ribbon on the arm or hat for gentlemen, and a black ribbon or necklace for ladies, and we will discontinue the giving of gloves and scarfs at funerals.
Ninth, That such as are venders of goods or mer. chandize, will not take advantage of the scarcity of goods that may be occasioned by this association, but will sell the fame at the rates we have been respectively accustomed to do, for twelve months last past.And if any vender of goods or merchandize, shall sell any such goods on higher terms, or shall in any manner, or by any device whatsoever, violate or depart from this agreement, no person, ought, nor will any of us deal with any such person, or his, or her factor or agent, at any time thereafter, for any commodity whatever.
Tenth, In case any merchant, trader, or other per. sons shall export any goods or merchandize after the first day of December, and before the first day of February next, the same ought forthwith at the election of the owner, to be either re-fhipped or delivered up to the committee of the county or town wherein they shall be imported, to be stored at the risque of ilie importer, until the non-importation agreement shall cease, or be sold under the direction of the committee aforesaid ; and in the last mentioned case, the owner or owners of such goods, shall be reimbursed (out of the saels) the first cost and charges, the profit, if any, to be applied towards relieving and employing
such poor inhabitants of the town of Boston, as are immediate sufferers by the Boston port bill; and a particular account of all goods so returned, stored, or fold, to be inserted in the public papers; and if any goods or merchandizes shall be imported after the first day of February, the some ought forthwith to be sent back again, without breaking any of the packages thereof. · Eleventh, That a committee be chosen in every county, city and town, by those who are qualified to vote for representatives in the legislature, whole buli. ness it shall be, attentively to observe the conduct of all perfons touching the association ; and when it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of a majority of any such committee, that any person within the limits of their appointment has violated this association, that such majority do forthwith cause the truth of the case to be published in the gazette, to the end, that all sach foes to the rights of British America may be publicly known, and universally contemned as the ene. mies of American liberty; and thenceforth we respeclively will break of all dealings with him or her.
Twelfth, That the committee of correspondence in the respective colonies do frequently inspeet the en, tries of their custom-houses, and inform each other from time to time of the true state thereof, and of every other material circumstance that may occur relative to this association.
· Thirteenth, That all manufactures of this country be sold at reasonable prices, so that no undue advantage be taken of a future scarcity of goods,
Fourteenth, And we do further agree and resolve, that we will have no tradę, commerce, dealings or intercourse whatsoever, with any colony or province in North America, which shall not accede to, or which
lhall shall hereafter violate this association, but will hold them as unworthy of the rights of freemen, and as inimical to the liberties of their country,
And we do folemnly bind ourselves and our confti. fuents, under the cies aforesaid, to adhere to this affociation until such parts of the several acts of parliament paffed since the close of lalt war, as impole or continue duties on tea, wine, molasses, fyrups, paneles, coffee, sugar, piemento, indigo, foreign paper, glass and painters colours, imported into America, and extend the powers of the admiralty courts be-yond their ancient limits, deprive the American fub. ject of trial by jury, authorise the judge's certificate to indemnify the prosecutor from damages, that he might otherwise be liable to, from a trial by his peers, require oppressive security from a claimant of ships or goods feized before he shall be allowed to defend his property, are repealed.--And until that part of the act of the 12. Geo, 3. ch. 24. intituled, “ An act for ibe better fecuring his majesty's dock-yards, magazines, ships, ammunition, and stores, " by which, any perfons charged with comınitting any of the crimes therein described,; in America, may be tried in any shire or county within the realm, is repealed. And until the four acts passed in the last session of parliament, viz. that for stopping the port and blocking up the harbour of Boston,-That for altering the charter and goverment of the Massachusett's-Bay.-And that which is intituled,” An act for the better administration of justice, &c." are repealed. And we recommend it to the provincial conventions, and to the committees in the respective colonies, to establish such farther regulations as they may think proper, for carrying into execution this association. . Hari ini,,,,"",
The foregoing affociation determined upon by the Congress, was ordered to be fubfcribed by the several members thereof; to which they fet theit names*. .! ....
In their address to the people of Great Britain they intift upon their right of British . fübjects, and affirin that 'no power on earth has a right to take away their property without their consent; and they claiin all the rights fecured to subjects by the English conftitution, especially that invaluable one of trial ký jury. . .
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