Committees of Correspondence Proceedings

The 1774 closing of the courts in Massachusetts was coordinated by county conventions of the committees of correspondence. These were quasi-official bodies, since each local committee was attached to a town meeting. The proceedings of each county convention are available in William Lincoln, ed., The Journals of Each Provincial Congress of Massachusetts in 1774 and 1775, and of the Committee of Safety, with an Appendix, containing the Proceedings of the County Conventions (Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1838). Retrieve online at:
The September 6-7 Worcester County Convention is on pages 635-39. All Worcester County conventions are on 627-652. Other counties are on 601-660.