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Committee of Correspondence

noun American History.
1.
an intercolonial committee organized 1772 by Samuel Adams in Massachusetts to keep colonists informed of British anticolonial actions and to plan colonial resistance or countermeasures.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) any of various similar organizations formed for the same purpose during the late colonial period.
Also called Correspondence Committee.


Origin:
1760–70, Americanism

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