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After Lexington and Concord, A Rare Broadside Urging the Election of Son of Liberty and Patriot Firebrand Isaac Sears to the New York Provisional Congress Printed by John Holt just before the Battle of Bunker Hill, this broadside belonged to New York Merchant Henry Remsen Printed by John Holt just before the Battle of Bunker Hill, this broadside belonged to New York Merchant Henry Remsen
05/06/1775. We found no copies of this Revolutionary Era broadside having reached the market; The only other copies we have managed to locate are in the Library of Congress and the Library Company of PhiladelphiaBetween 1775 and 1776, the term ""provincial congress"" (in some colonies ""provincial convention"") was used to describe the primary revolutionary body managing the transition of power from traditional colonial legislative assemblies to independent state legislatures. Inasmuch as the traditional assemblies had been perceived as the ""people's house,"" from the early seventeenth century on, it was natural that the popularly elected provincial congresses saw themselves as transitory representatives meeting in lieu of legally considered lower houses of the colonial legislatures. In sum, the Americans were inventing government as they went along.On April 23, 1775, news of the Battles of Lexington and Concord arrived in New York.The First Provincial Congress was convened in New York City on May 22, 1775. The congress adapted a ""plan of Accommodation between Great Britain and America"", which it sent to its delegates to the Continental Congress urging extreme caution in the quarrel with England. The plan demanded the English authorities repeal all unconstitutional laws affecting the colonies and an acknowledgement of the right of the colonies to self-taxation. In return New York promised to contribute to the costs of defense, the maintenance of civil government, and to recognize England's right to regulate imperial trade.Isaac Sears was an early New York merchant and p … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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