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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-01-02-02-0004-0006-0011

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1774-09-09

1774 Septr. 9. Fryday.

Attended my Duty upon Committees.1 Dined at home.
1. “9th. The Committee met, agreed to found our rights upon the laws of Nature, the principles of the English Constitution, and charters and compacts; ordered a Sub-Committee to draw up a Statement of Rights” (Samuel Ward, Diary, Burnett, ed., Letters of Members , 1:27). JA was a member of the subcommittee, whose proceedings he later described at some length but not entirely accurately in his Autobiography. See also Ward's Diary entry of 10 Sept., Burnett, ed., Letters of Members , 1:28.