. On 4 June the House of Representatives voted to appoint a committee to “report . .
. a mode of civil government for this colony” and on the 6th named twelve committeemen,
among them Joseph Palmer, James Warren, and Joseph Hawley (Mass., House Jour.
, 1776–1777, 1st sess., p. 13, 18).
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, 2015.