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    John Adams’ Service in the Council: 26 December 1775 – 24 January 1776

    From: Adams Papers | Papers of John Adams | Volume 3 | John Adams’ Service in the Council: 26 December 1775 – 24 January 1776

    24 January 1776. Resolution approving appointment of a committee to call in misprinted bills of credit. M-Ar :207, p. 461. ( M-Ar :207, p. 461).
    24 January 1776. Resolution approving an order that bills of credit be delivered to the committee appointed to sign them and that it in turn deliver them to the treasurer. M-Ar :207, p. 465. ( M-Ar :207, p. 465).
    19 January 1776. Order that blankets collected in Hampshire and Berkshire counties be retained there for use by troops going northward. M-Ar :207, p. 423–424. ( M-Ar :207, p. 423–424).
    19 January 1776. Resolution requesting accounts from towns of powder, lead, and flints supplied to the Continental Army. M-Ar :207, p. 426. printed : Force, Archives [Peter Force, ed.,] American Archives: Consisting of a Collection of Authentick Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and Other Notices of Publick Affairs , Washington, 1837–1853; 9 vols. , 4th ser., 4:1267. ( M-Ar :207, p....
    19 January 1776. Resolution ordering commissioners designated to erect a powder mill to do so at Stoughton. M-Ar :207, p. 429. printed : Force, Archives [Peter Force, ed.,] American Archives: Consisting of a Collection of Authentick Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and Other Notices of Publick Affairs , Washington, 1837–1853; 9 vols. , 4th ser., 4:1270. ( M-Ar :207, p. 429.) printed...
    Resolution for raising 728 officers and men in Hampshire and Berkshire counties to go to Canada. M-Ar :207, p. 430. printed : Force, Archives [Peter Force, ed.,] American Archives: Consisting of a Collection of Authentick Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and Other Notices of Publick Affairs , Washington, 1837–1853; 9 vols. , 4th ser., 4:1270. ( M-Ar :207, p. 430.) printed : ( Force,...
    19 January 1776. Resolution to approve choice of field officers for regiment going to Canada. M-Ar : 207, p. 434. printed : Force, Archives [Peter Force, ed.,] American Archives: Consisting of a Collection of Authentick Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and Other Notices of Publick Affairs , Washington, 1837–1853; 9 vols. , 4th ser., 4:1270. ( M-Ar : 207, p. 434.) printed : ( Force,...
    The frailty of human Nature, the Wants of Individuals, and the numerous Dangers which surround them, through the Course of Life, have in all Ages, and in every Country impelled them to form Societies, and establish Governments. As the Happiness of the People alone , is the sole End of Government, So the Consent of the People is the only Foundation of it, in Reason, Morality, and the natural...
    17 January 1776. Order to Worcester jail to release Thomas Mullin. M-Ar :164, p. 237. ( M-Ar :164, p. 237).
    15 January 1776. Resolution to allow the accounts of the treasurer of Barnstable county. M-Ar :207, p. 405. ( M-Ar :207, p. 405).
    The Committee appointed to take into consideration the Letter from his excellency General Washington of the Tenth Instant, have attended that service and beg leave to report. That a Committee of both Houses be appointed to wait on the General and to assure him that this Court are zealously disposed to do everything in their power, to promote the Recruiting of the American Army and to acquaint...
    The Committee of both Houses appointed to consider a Plan for fiting out one or more Armed Vessels for the defence of American Liberty, have attended that service, and Report in the following Resolves, vizt. Resolved that two Ships be built, as soon as may be, at the expence of this Colony; One Suitable to carry Thirty-Six Guns, vizt., Twenty Four Guns carrying twelve Pound Shot, and Sixteen...
    10 January 1776. Resolution ordering Frenchman’s Bay committee to deliver clothing to Neal Mclntyre or to Charles Chauncy in Mclntyre’s behalf. M-Ar :207, p. 392. printed : Force, Archives [Peter Force, ed.,] American Archives: Consisting of a Collection of Authentick Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and Other Notices of Publick Affairs , Washington, 1837–1853; 9 vols. , 4th ser.,...
    6 January 1776. Order to Plymouth jail to release James Middleton. M-Ar :164, p. 234. ( M-Ar :164, p. 234).
    6 January 1776. Resolution directing the Receiver General to pay £8,000 to the committee for fitting out vessels for importing powder. M-Ar :283, p. 141. ( M-Ar :283, p. 141).
    5 January 1776. Resolution to supply the Continental Army with 4,000 blankets. M-Ar :207, p. 370–374. ( M-Ar :207, p. 370–374).
    5 January 1776. Resolution concerning mittimus of sixteen named men to Worcester jail. M-Ar : 164, p. 231. printed : Naval Docs. Amer. Rev. William Bell Clark, William James Morgan (from vol. 5), and others, eds., Naval Documents of the American Revolution , Washington, 1964-  , 3:631. ( M-Ar : 164, p. 231.) printed : ( Naval Docs. Amer. Rev. William Bell Clark, William James Morgan (from vol....
    4 January 1776. Message to House concerning the guarding of Hull and other towns. M-Ar :207, p. 369. printed : Force, Archives [Peter Force, ed.,] American Archives: Consisting of a Collection of Authentick Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and Other Notices of Publick Affairs , Washington, 1837–1853; 9 vols. , 4th ser., 4:1252. ( M-Ar :207, p. 369.) printed : ( Force, Archives
    3 January 1776. Resolution to have copies made of military rolls for use of the treasurer. M-Ar :207, p. 366. Printed: Force, Archives [Peter Force, ed.,] American Archives: Consisting of a Collection of Authentick Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and Other Notices of Publick Affairs , Washington, 1837–1853; 9 vols. , 4th ser., 4:1251. ( M-Ar :207, p. 366.) Printed: ( Force,...
    3 January 1776. Approval of mittimus of Moses Wayman and Samuel Webb to Plymouth jail. M-Ar : 164, p. 230. ( M-Ar : 164, p. 230).
    30 December 1775. Resolution concerning payment of military companies at Braintree, Weymouth, and Hingham (see Josiah Quincy to JA , 2 Jan. 1776, note 1 , below). M-Ar :207, p. 337. ( M-Ar :207, p. 337).
    30 December 1775. Resolution approving a new levy of men for the seacoast forces. M-Ar :207, p. 351–352. ( M-Ar :207, p. 351–352).
    29 December 1775. Resolution ordering the Milton committee to deliver Thomas Hutchinson’s furniture to Mrs. Deborah Cushing. M-Ar : 207, p. 332. ( M-Ar : 207, p. 332).
    28 December 1775. Resolution to liberate Henry Middleton and George Price, prisoners in the Plymouth jail. M-Ar : 164, p. 228. ( M-Ar : 164, p. 228).
    28 December 1775. Resolution ordering committee for purchasing saltpeter to deliver it to Richard Devens. M-Ar :207, p. 329. ( M-Ar :207, p. 329).
    28 December 1775. Recommendation to towns to promote the manufacture of saltpeter. M-Ar :207, p. 330. ( M-Ar :207, p. 330).
    28 December 1775. Resolution to approve payment to Committee for the Poor of Boston to assist those at Shirley Point (see Joseph Ward to JA , 3 Dec., note 1 , above). M-Ar :207, p. 331. ( M-Ar :207, p. 331).
    27 December 1775. Resolution to approve appointment of a committee to assist the commissary general in procuring military supplies. M-Ar :207, p. 326. ( M-Ar :207, p. 326).
    26 December 1775. Resolution to pay post-riders. M-Ar :207, p. 311–315. printed : Force, Archives [Peter Force, ed.,] American Archives: Consisting of a Collection of Authentick Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and Other Notices of Publick Affairs , Washington, 1837–1853; 9 vols. , 4th ser., 4:1242–1243. ( M-Ar :207, p. 311–315. printed : Force, Archives [Peter Force, ed.,]
    26 December 1775. Resolution appointing members to a joint committee to determine how bills of credit were to be signed and numbered. M-Ar :207, p. 316. printed : Force, Archives [Peter Force, ed.,] American Archives: Consisting of a Collection of Authentick Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and Other Notices of Publick Affairs , Washington, 1837–1853; 9 vols. , 4th ser., 4:1243. (...