Dined with Mr. Webster. Spent the Evening with Stephen Collins. Went to see the Election
at the State House. Mr. Dickinson was chosen.1
1. 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 AA of 7 Oct.JA 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 JA 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” (JCC, 1:53; see also p. 102–104, 113, 3:115–122>, and entry of 11 Oct., below).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2016.