Committee of Correspondence
- 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.
- (sometimes lowercase) any of various similar organizations formed for the same purpose during the late colonial period.
Origin of Committee of Correspondence
An Americanism dating back to 1760–70
Also called Correspondence Committee.
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