What is the Declaration of the People of Farmington, 1774?

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The Declaration of the People of Farmington was a statement issued by the people of Farmington, Connecticut.  It was a protest against the laws enacted by Parliament in response to the Boston Tea Party.  Specifically, it was a reaction to the law that closed Boston harbor.

After the Tea Party, Parliament passed a series of laws punishing the colonists for their actions.  One of these was the Boston Port Act.  This law closed the port of Boston until the tea had been paid for and order restored.  The Declaration of the People of Farmington protests against this law in very inflammatory terms and sentences the law to be burned.