September 9

The Suffolk Resolves are adopted in Massachusetts by representatives from Boston and other Suffolk County towns who met to craft their response to the Coercive Acts. They include the following:
* proclaimed the Coercive Acts to be unconstitutional and void;
* urged Massachusetts to establish a separate free state
* suggested that future tax collections be retained by the new Massachusetts government and not passed along to British officials
* called for the creation and enforcement of a boycott of British goods and trade with Britain
* advised the people of Massachusetts to appoint militia officers and commence arming their local forces
* warned General Thomas Gage that efforts to arrest citizens would result in the detention of the arresting officers
* announced that subjects no longer owe loyalty to a king who violates their rights.

1775 A hurricane strikes the eastern coast of Newfoundland. Approximately 4000 sailors, were reported to have been drowned; a localized, storm surge is reported to have reached heights of between 20 and 30 feet. The hurricane, also known as the Independence Hurricane is Canada’s most tragic natural disaster, as well as the sixth deadliest hurricane in history with 4163 killed.

1776 The Continental Congress adopts the name The United States to replace the previously used United Colonies.

1777 General Washington hoping to prevent the British Army from entering Philadelphia moves his army from their Wilmington base to Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania.

Celebrated Birth:
Thomas Hutchinson (b. 1711 – June 3, 1780) American colonial governor of Massachusetts from 1771 to 1774 and a prominent Loyalist in the years before the American Revolutionary War.

Edmund Pendleton (b. 1721- October 23, 1803) Virginia politician, lawyer and judge.

For a Spiral Bound book with information on events that happened on each day of the year during the American Revolutionary Period goto: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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