“…from Nova Scotia to Georgia”

“Soon after the first unfriendly attempt upon our chartered privileges, a congress of delegates from nine colonies was assembeled at New York in October, 1765, at the recommendation of Massachusetts, and they digested a bill of rights, in which the sole power of taxation was declared to reside in their own colonial legislatures. This was preparatory to a more extensive and general association of the colonies, which took place in September, 1774, and laid the foundations of our independence and permanent glory. The more serious claims of the British parliament, and the impending oppressions of the British Crown at this last critical period, induced the twelve colonies, which were spread over this vast continent from Nova Scotia to Georgia, to an interchange of opinions and views, and to unile in sending delegates to Philadelphia, “with authority and direction to meet and consult together for the common welfare.”

Kent, James, 1763-1847. Commentaries On American Law. New York: O. Halsted, 1826. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433008580494&view=1up&seq=208, https://books.google.ca/books?id=cgY9AAAAIAAJ