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Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0016-0107

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1776-04-25

[Thursday April 25. 1776.]

Thursday April 25. 1776. Two Letters from General Washington of the 22 and 23 were referred to Mr. R. H. L[ee,] Mr. J. Adams and Mr. Hewes.1 Congress resolved itself into a Committee of the whole, to take into their farther consideration the Letter from General Washington of the 27th. of March last and the Papers therein enclosed, Mr. Harrison reported that the Committee had come to a Resolution, on the matters referred to them, which he read and delivered in. Report read again and postponed.
1. Washington's letters are printed in his Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, 4:500–504, 505–507. No report has been found.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0016-0108

Author: Adams, John
DateRange: 1776-04-26 - 1776-04-27

[Fryday April 26. and Saturday April 27.]

Fryday April 26. Postponed. Saturday April 27. Ditto.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0016-0109

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1776-04-29

[Monday April 29 1776.]

Monday April 29 1776. Congress resumed the Consideration of the Report of the Committee on General Washingtons Letter of the 19 and came to sundry Resolutions which may be seen in the Journal.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0016-0110

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1776-04-30

[Tuesday April 30. 1776.]

Tuesday April 30. 1776. Congress took into Consideration the Report of the Committee on General Washingtons Letter of the 24 of March, whereupon resolved as in the Journal.1 Of some importance but nothing to the great Objects still kept out of Sight.
The Delegates from New Jersey having laid before Congress a number of Bills counterfeited to imitate the continental Bills of Credit
Resolved that a Committee of six be appointed to consider of this matter and report thereon to Congress.
The Members chosen Mr. W. Livingston, Mr. McKean, Mr. Sherman, Mr. J. Adams, Mr. Braxton and Mr. Duane.2 Adjourned to Thursday.
1. JCC, 4:320–321.
2. This committee brought in a report, written by William Livingston, on 7 June, and it was tabled (JCC, 5:426 and note).

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0016-0111

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1776-05-02

[Thursday May 2. 1776.]

Thursday May 2. 1776. Congress resumed the Consideration of the Report of the Committee on General Washingtons Letter of the 24 of March last and after debate
Resolved That it be recommitted; and as the members of the former committee are Absent, that a new committee be appointed. The Members chosen Mr. Dickinson, Mr. W. Livingston and Mr. Rutledge. The Recommitment and the names of the new Committee shew the design.

Docno: ADMS-01-03-02-0016-0112

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1776-05-03

[Fryday May 3. 1776.]

Fryday May 3. 1776. A Petition from Peter Simon was presented to Congress and read. Ordered that it be referred to a Committee of three. The Members chosen Mr. McKean, Mr. Wythe and Mr. J. Adams.1
The Committee to whom the Report on General Washingtons Letter { 381 } of the 24. of March last was recommitted, brought in their report which was read. Ordered to lie on the Table.
1. This committee reported on 22 May, and Congress acted on its recommendations (JCC, 4:374). The report itself has not been found.
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, 2014.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/