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. First entry in D/JA/25 since 30 Oct. 1775. The following entries, through 29 Jan.,
are from the same booklet.
On 15 Dec. 1775 the General Court elected the two Adamses, Hancock, and Paine to another
year's term as delegates to the Continental Congress, but replaced Thomas Cushing
with Elbridge Gerry—an action that disturbed conservatives both in Massachusetts and
in Congress. See Mass., House Jour
, 1775–1776, 3d sess., p. 44; Samuel Adams to James Warren, 8 March 1776,
, 1:211–212. But
was pleased by it and had the company of Gerry on the road to Philadelphia, where
the two arrived on 8 Feb. and took their seats in Congress next day (
, 11 Feb. 1776
, Adams Papers
; see also