Did you know the first Continental Congress convened on September 5, 1774?
In response to the British Parliament’s enactment of the Coercive Acts in the American colonies, the first session of the Continental Congress convenes at Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia. Fifty-six delegates from all the colonies except Georgia drafted a declaration of rights and grievances and elected Virginian Peyton Randolph as the first president of Congress. Patrick Henry, George Washington, John Adams, and John Jay were among the delegates. ~~History.com
**Cullman County’s courthouse and all county offices, including the Revenue Commission, will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. Normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will resume on Tuesday, September 6.**