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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 3


Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0016-0074

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1776-03-13

[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.