Diary of John Adams, volume 3

Tuesday March 12. 1776.

Thursday March 14. 1776.

[Wednesday March 13. 1776.] JA [Wednesday March 13. 1776.] Adams, John
Wednesday March 13. 1776.

Wednesday March 13. 1776. Although the System had been so long pursued to postpone all the great Political Questions, and take up any other Business of however trifling Consequence; Yet We were daily urging on the order of the day: and on this day We succeeded.

Congress resolved itself into a Committee of the whole to take into Consideration the Memorial of the Merchants &c. of Philadelphia &c, The Letters from General Washington, the State of the Trade of the Colonies &c. Mr. Ward reported no Resolution. Leave to sit again.