Commit'tee of Correspond'ence
1. 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.
2. (sometimes l.c.) any of various similar organizations formed for the same purpose during the late colonial period. Also called Correspondence Committee.
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