Adams Papers

[9th. of Feb. 1776]

[9th. of Feb. 1776]

On the 9th. of Feb. 1776 The day on which Mr. Gerry and I took our Seats for this Year, sundry Letters from General Washington, General Schuyler, Governor Trumbull, with Papers enclosed were read, and referred to Mr. Chase, Mr. J. Adams, Mr. Penn, Mr. Wythe and Mr. Rutledge.1

1For these letters see JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 4:123 and note. The committee reported on 16 Feb.; the report is in Samuel Chase’s hand and was tabled (same, description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends p. 154–155). On 5 and 6 March further letters from Washington were referred to the same committee; see under those dates below.

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