Fryday June 7th. 1776. Certain Resolutions respecting Independency being moved and
seconded. Resolved That the Consideration of them be referred till tomorrow morning;
and that the members be enjoyned to attend punctually at ten O Clock, in order to
take the same into their consideration.
It will naturally be enquired why these Resolutions and the Names of the Gentlemen
who moved and seconded them, were not inserted in the Journals? To this question I
can give no other Answer than this. Mr. Hancock was President, Mr. Harrison Chairman
of the Committee of the whole House. Mr. Thompson the Secretary was cousin to Mr.
Dickinson. And Mr. R. H. Lee, Mr. John Adams1
were no favourites of either.2