. The final paragraph is not found in the draft. Gerry was named with John Mathews and
Jesse Root on 28 Sept. The committee reported the next day, but the congress postponed
action and then recommitted the report on 1 Oct. As Gerry suspected would happen,
the ministers' salaries were set finally, on 4 Oct., at £2,500, but the committee
report recommending £1,000 for secretaries was let stand (JCC
, 15:1118, 1128, 1135, 1143–1145).
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.