Diary of John Adams, volume 2

[Residences of Delegates in Philadelphia, April? 1776.] <a xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0" href="#DJA02d285n1" class="note" id="DJA02d285n1a">1</a> JA [Residences of Delegates in Philadelphia, April? 1776.] Adams, John
Residences of Delegates in Philadelphia, April? 1776. 1

Coll. Whipple lodges at Mrs. in Walnut Street.

Mr. Hancock, Messrs. Adams's, Paine and Gerry at Mrs. Yards in 2d Street.

Mr. Hopkins at

Mr. Sherman, Coll. Wolcott and Coll. Huntington at Mr. Duncans in 3d.

Mr. Duane at the Collectors in Markett Street, next door to Coll. Reads.

Gen. Livingston, Mr. De Hart in Second Street.

Mr. Serjeant at Dr. Ewing's.

Mr. Moreton at

Mr. Wilson at

Mr. Johnson at

Mr. Alexander at

Mr. Goldsborough at

Mr. Tilghman at his Brothers.


Coll. R. H. Lee at

Coll. F. L. Lee at the Corner opposite Mr. George Clymers.

Mr. Wythe in Chesnutt Street.

Coll. Harrison at Randolphs.

Mr. Braxton at

Mr. Hewes, at, in 3d Street—lives alone.

Mr. Rutledge at Mrs. Yards.

Mr. Lynch at

Mr. Lynch Junr. at


This imperfect but interesting list, hitherto unpublished, was written in the final leaves of D/JA/25. JA evidently put down all the names at one sitting but left ample space for additional names and addresses to be supplied later. A comparison with the attendance records of members compiled by Burnett ( Letters of Members , 1:xli–lxvi) shows that, apart from the (doubtless inadvertent) omission of the Delaware delegation, JA's list closely approximates the membership of Congress known from other evidence to have been present in late April. One could be more confident and precise about the date if the attendance records of certain members of the New York and South Carolina delegations were less obscure.