On September 5, 1774, the First Continental Congress met. It was made up with 55 delegates of all the colonies except Georgia. It met in Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia “to consult upon the present unhappy state of the Colonies.” The session created the Continental Association which forbid the import of British goods and proposed that the colonies cease their exports.
Just as this great meeting began, news arrived that Boston had been brought under canon fire. Samuel Adams insisted that they begin their day with a word of prayer. It was decided that a minister come and pray for them. The great men of the country all kneeled there: Henry, Randolph, Rutledge, Lee, and Jay. Samuel Adams says he saw the deep emotion, and the tears in the eyes of these men as they implored heaven for wisdom and protection on their land.
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