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. As one of the representatives of Philadelphia co. to the Pennsylvania Assembly, which
in turn, 15 Oct., elected him to the Continental Congress. In a letter to
of 7 Oct.
wrote at some length on the favorable turn of the Pennsylvania elections for the
patriotic party (Adams Papers
; printed in JA-AA, Familiar Letters
, p. 44–45).
In Congress this day
was chosen to a committee to prepare “a loyal address to his majesty ... dutifully
requesting the royal attention to the grievances that alarm and distress his majesty's
faithful subjects in North-America” (
, 1:53; see also p. 102–104, 113, 3:115–122>, and entry of 11 Oct.