First Continental Congress

 

 1880's lithograph by Henry Bryan Hall depicting Washington, Henry & Pendleton going to the First Congress

1880’s lithograph by Henry Bryan Hall depicting Washington, Henry & Pendleton going to the First Congress

Learn More About the First Continental Congress

When: September 5, to October 26, 1774

Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Carpenter Hall)

The First Continental Congress met at Carpenter Hall

Members:

New Hampshire: John Sullivan, Nathaniel Folsom

Massachusetts Bay: John Adams, Samuel Adams, Thomas Cushing, Robert Treat Paine

Rhode Island:  Stephen Hopkins, Samuel Ward

Connecticut: Eliphalet Dyer, Roger Sherman, Silas Deane

New York: Isaac Low, John Alsop, John Jay, Philip Livingston, James Duane, William Floyd, Henry Wisner, Simon Boerum

New Jersey: James Kinsey, William Livingston, Stephen Crane, Richard Smith, John De Hart

Pennsylvania: Joseph Galloway, John Dickinson, Charles Humphreys, Thomas Miffin, Edward Biddle, John Morton, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, Thomas McKean, George Read

Maryland: Matthew Tilghman, Thomas Johnson, William Paca, Samuel Chase, Robert Goldsborough

Virginia: Peyton Randolph, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Richard Bland, Benjamin Harrison, Edmund Pendleton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, Richard Caswell

South Carolina: Henry Middleton, Thomas Lynch, Jr., Christopher Gadsden, John Rutledge, Edward Rutledge

(Georgia sent no representatives)

Documents: Scroll to the right of the Continental Congress tab to see the documents that are available on this site.

1880’s lithograph by Henry Bryan Hall depicting Washington, Henry & Pendleton going to the First Congress