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Fairfax Resolves

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(9) Receive any Goods or Merchandize, which shall be Shipped from Great Britain, after the first day of September next, other than the before enumerated articles; nor buy or purchase any Goods, except as before excepted, of any person whatsoever, who shall not have taken the oath, herein before recommended to be taken by the Merchants & Venders of Goods; nor buy or purchase any Slaves hereafter imported, into any Part of this Continent, untill a free exportation and Importation be again resolved on, by a Majority of the Representatives or Deputies of the Colonies. and that the Respective Committees of the Counties in each Colony, so soon as the Covenant and Assotiation shall become General, Publish by Advertizements in their several Counties, a list of the names of those (If any such there shall be) who will not accede thereto; That such Traitors to their Country, may be publickly known & detested.

21st. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this meeting, that this & the other associating Colonies, should break off all Trade Intercourse & dealings, with that Colony, Province or Town, which shall decline or refuse to agree to the plan, which shall be adopted by the General Congress.

22d. Resolved, That should the Town of Boston, be forced to submit, to the late, cruel and oppressive measures of Government, That we shall not hold the same to be binding upon us; but will, notwithstanding, religiously maintain & inviolably adhere to such measures as shall be concerted by the General Congress, for the preservation of our Lives, liberties & fortunes.

23d. Resolved, That it be Recommended to the Deputies of the General Congress, to draw up and Transmit our humble and Dutiful Petition & Remonstrance to his Majesty, asserting with decent firmness, our just & constitutional rights and priviledges; lamenting the fatal necessity of being compelled to enter into measures disgusting to his Majesty and his Parliament, or injurious to our fellow Subjects in