committee of correspondence

Definition of committee of correspondence

: a body established by various towns or assemblies of the American colonies to exchange information with each other, mold public opinion, and take joint action against the British

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“Committee of correspondence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/committee%20of%20correspondence. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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