The Articles of Association

ARTICLE 2: We will neither import nor purchase any slave imported after the first day of December next; after which time, we will wholly discontinue the slave trade, and will neither be concerned in it ourselves, nor will we hire our vessels, not sell our commodities or manufactures to those who are concerned in it.

ARTICLE 8: We will in our several stations encourage frugality, economy, and industry, and promote agriculture, arts and manufactures of this country....

ARTICLE 14: PARAGRAPH 1: And we do further agree and resolve, that we will have no trade, commerce, dealings or intercourse whatsoever, with any colony or province, in North-America, which shall not accede to, or which shall hereafter violate this association, but will hold them as unworthy of the rights of freemen, and as inimical to the liberties of their country.

Proclaimed by Congress: October 20, 1774

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