Diary of John Adams, volume 3

Fryday April 19.

Tuesday April 23. 1776.

[Monday April 22. 1776.] JA [Monday April 22. 1776.] Adams, John
Monday April 22. 1776.

Monday April 22. 1776. A Letter from the Canada Commissioners, one from General Washington of the 19th, one from General Schuyler, inclosing sundry Letters and Papers from Canada, and one from the Committee of Inspection of West Augusta with sundry Papers inclosed, were referred to Mr. R. H. Lee, Mr. J. Adams, Mr. Jay, Mr. Braxton and Mr. Johnson.1


For these letters see JCC , 4:298, note. Washington's letter is printed in his Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, 4:492–494. The committee brought in a report, prepared by John Jay, on the 23d, and Congress adopted several resolutions thereon; on the 29th it adopted further resolutions; and on 3 May “after some debate the farther consideration []of the report] was postponed” ( JCC , 4:301, 318, 324).