13. Dined at my lodgings—after being at Congress till 4 Oclk.
This long day in Congress was caused by an extended debate “about the Parliamentary Power of regulating Trade. 5 Colonies were for allowing it, 5. against it, and two divided among themselves, i.e., Mass. and Rhode Island” (ADAMS  description begins L. H. Butterfield, ed. Diary and Autobiography of John Adams. 4 vols. Cambridge, Mass., 1961. description ends , 2:151).