Diary of John Adams, volume 2


These proposals, together with the next but one in the present list of agenda, emerged in a series of four important resolutions, adopted by Congress on 23 Feb., to promote the production of military supplies, and ordered to be published ( JCC , 4:170–171). Richard Smith in his Diary noted that “these were presented by John Adams” (Burnett, ed., Letters of Members , 1:361). They were printed in the Pennsylvania Gazette of 28 Feb. 1776.