Fryday March 8. No order of the day. The Committee to whom the Letters from Generals
Schuyler, Wooster and Arnold were referred brought in their report.1
1. These letters had been read in Congress on 4 March and referred that day to the committee
(of which JA was a member) appointed to prepare instructions for the commissioners going to Canada
(JCC), 4:182–183; see entry of 17 Feb., above), but JA overlooked the entry of 4 March when abstracting the Journals, and he also forgot the wrangle evoked by his report on the 8th. According to Richard
Smith's Diary, 8 March, “a long Altercation followed on the first Article of a Report
made by John Adams for reconciling the Differences between the Generals Schuyler and
Wooster. the Article was at last voted out and other Parts of the Report adopted”
(Burnett, ed., Letters of Members, 1:382–383, and see note at p. 383). The report has not been found, but the resolutions
adopted are in JCC, 4:190–192.
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.