Wednesday March 13. 1776. Although the System had been so long pursued to postpone
all the great Political Questions, and take up any other Business of however trifling
Consequence; Yet We were daily urging on the order of the day: and on this day We
Congress resolved itself into a Committee of the whole to take into Consideration
the Memorial of the Merchants &c. of Philadelphia &c, The Letters from General Washington,
the State of the Trade of the Colonies &c. Mr. Ward reported no Resolution. Leave
to sit again.