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Minutes of the Continental Congress [Extract]
United States. Continental Congress
December 29, 1775
Volume 10, Page 369

[Reprinted from the American Archives. Vol. 3. P. 1963.]
Extract from the Minutes of the Continental Congress.

Friday, December 29th, 1775.
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Resolved, That the Colonies of Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, be permitted to export produce from their respective Colonies, to any part of the world, except Great Britain, Ireland, the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Alderney, and Man, and the British West India Islands, and in return to import so much Salt from any part of the world, not prohibited by the Association, as the Conventions or Councils of Safety of the two former Colonies, and the Provincial Council of the other shall judge necessary, for the use of the inhabitants thereof, now suffering great distress by the sacrcity of that necessary article, proper caution being taken to prevent any abuse of this indulgence, by exceeding in the quantities exported or imported, and that no Provisions, Slaves, or Naval Stores be exported, if other Commodities may answer the purpose.

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