Adams Papers

[Monday. May. 20. 1776.]

[Monday. May. 20. 1776.]

Monday. May. 20. 1776. Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnet appear as Delegates from Georgia: both intelligent and spirited Men, who made a powerful Addition to our Phalanx.

Certain Resolutions of the Convention of South Carolina, respecting the Battalions to be1 raised in that Colony; also certain resolutions passed by the General Assembly of the said Colony, respecting the manner in [which] Commissioners coming from England are to be received and treated in that Colony, were laid before Congress and read.

Resolved that the Resolutions respecting the Battalions be referred to a Committee of five.

The Members chosen Mr. John Adams, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Floyd, Mr. W. Livingston and Mr. Morton.2

A Committee of the whole: Mr. Harrison reported no Resolution.

1JA mistakenly inserted the two preceding words when copying; they are not in the Journals.

2This committee reported on 25 May; on 7 June, after debate, Congress recommitted the report; and on 18 June a new report was brought in and a long series of resolutions was adopted (JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 4:393; 5:425. 461–463). No texts of the reports as submitted have been found.

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