Adams Papers

[Notes of Debates in the Continental Congress] 1775. Octr. 30th. Monday.

[Notes of Debates in the Continental Congress] 1775. Octr. 30th. Monday.1

Ross. We cant get Seamen to man 4 Vessells. We could not get Seamen to mann our Boats, our Gallies.

Wythe, Nelson, and Lee for fitting out 4 Ships.

1From D/JA/25, which then has a gap until 24 Jan. 1776. The present fragment is from a debate on resolutions, agreed to this day, to fit out four armed vessels for Continental service. Another resolution added JA to the committee to execute this business. See JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 3:311–312, and entry of 7 Oct. and note, above.

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