Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: broadside
Annotation: This boycott was issued by the First Continental Congress, and it asked merchants to boycott British goods and not order products from Britain until the grievances between the two countries were settled. The First Continental Congress assembled to discuss the problems between the colonies and Britain and to protest the passage of the Intolerable Acts. Although the grievances against Britain were great, the First Continental Congress at this time did not seriously consider breaking away from Britain. The major resolution to come out of this first gathering of delegates was the drafting of the Articles of Association, which led to the boycotting of British goods (including those from the West Indies) and mandated an end to exporting items to Britain. In return, Great Britain passed the New England Restraining Act, which prohibited the northern colonies from trade with anyone except Great Britain or the West Indies.