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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

    No. Author Recipient Title Date Context
    1 Editorial Note Adams returned to Braintree from Philadelphia on 21 December 1775 and departed from Watertown for...
    2 Adams, John Resolution to pay post-riders, 26 December 1775 1775-12-26 26 December 1775. Resolution to pay post-riders. M-Ar :207, p. 311–315. printed : Force, Archives...
    3 Adams, John Resolution appointing members to a joint committee to … 1775-12-26 26 December 1775. Resolution appointing members to a joint committee to determine how bills of...
    4 Adams, John Resolution to pay John Davis a sum in behalf of Edward … 1775-12-26 Resolution to pay John Davis a sum in behalf of Edward Johnson, a petitioning soldier. M-Ar :207,...
    5 Adams, John Resolution to approve committee report recommending … 1775-12-26 26 December 1775. Resolution to approve committee report recommending payment to the Committee of...
    6 Adams, John Resolution to approve appointment of a committee to … 1775-12-27 27 December 1775. Resolution to approve appointment of a committee to assist the commissary...
    7 Adams, John Resolution to liberate Henry Middleton and George … 1775-12-28 28 December 1775. Resolution to liberate Henry Middleton and George Price, prisoners in the...
    8 Adams, John Resolution ordering committee for purchasing saltpeter … 1775-12-28 28 December 1775. Resolution ordering committee for purchasing saltpeter to deliver it to Richard...
    9 Adams, John Recommendation to towns to promote the manufacture of … 1775-12-28 28 December 1775. Recommendation to towns to promote the manufacture of saltpeter. M-Ar :207, p....
    10 Adams, John Resolution to approve payment to Committee for the Poor … 1775-12-28 28 December 1775. Resolution to approve payment to Committee for the Poor of Boston to assist...
    11 Adams, John Resolution ordering the Milton committee to deliver … 1775-12-29 29 December 1775. Resolution ordering the Milton committee to deliver Thomas Hutchinson’s...
    12 Adams, John Resolution concerning payment of military companies at … 1775-12-30 30 December 1775. Resolution concerning payment of military companies at Braintree, Weymouth, and...
    13 Adams, John Resolution approving a new levy of men for the seacoast … 1775-12-30 30 December 1775. Resolution approving a new levy of men for the seacoast forces. M-Ar :207, p....
    14 Adams, John Resolution to have copies made of military rolls for … 1776-01-03 3 January 1776. Resolution to have copies made of military rolls for use of the treasurer. M-Ar...
    15 Adams, John Approval of mittimus of Moses Wayman and Samuel Webb to … 1776-01-03 3 January 1776. Approval of mittimus of Moses Wayman and Samuel Webb to Plymouth jail. M-Ar :...
    16 Adams, John Message to House concerning the guarding of Hull and … 1776-01-04 4 January 1776. Message to House concerning the guarding of Hull and other towns. M-Ar :207, p....
    17 Adams, John Resolution to supply the Continental Army with 4,000 … 1776-01-05 5 January 1776. Resolution to supply the Continental Army with 4,000 blankets. M-Ar :207, p....
    18 Adams, John Resolution concerning mittimus of sixteen named men to … 1776-01-05 5 January 1776. Resolution concerning mittimus of sixteen named men to Worcester jail. M-Ar :...
    19 Adams, John Order to Plymouth jail to release James Middleton, 6 … 1776-01-06 6 January 1776. Order to Plymouth jail to release James Middleton. M-Ar :164, p. 234. ( M-Ar...
    20 Adams, John Resolution directing the Receiver General to pay £8,000 … 1776-01-06 6 January 1776. Resolution directing the Receiver General to pay £8,000 to the committee for...
    21 Adams, John Resolution ordering Frenchman’s Bay committee to … 1776-01-10 10 January 1776. Resolution ordering Frenchman’s Bay committee to deliver clothing to Neal...
    22 Adams, John Resolution to allow the accounts of the treasurer of … 1776-01-15 15 January 1776. Resolution to allow the accounts of the treasurer of Barnstable county. M-Ar...
    23 Adams, John Order to Worcester jail to release Thomas Mullin, 17 … 1776-01-17 17 January 1776. Order to Worcester jail to release Thomas Mullin. M-Ar :164, p. 237. ( M-Ar...
    24 Adams, John Order that blankets collected in Hampshire and … 1776-01-19 19 January 1776. Order that blankets collected in Hampshire and Berkshire counties be retained...
    25 Adams, John Resolution requesting accounts from towns of powder … 1776-01-19 19 January 1776. Resolution requesting accounts from towns of powder, lead, and flints supplied...
    26 Adams, John Resolution ordering commissioners designated to erect a … 1776-01-19 19 January 1776. Resolution ordering commissioners designated to erect a powder mill to do so at...
    27 Adams, John Resolution for raising 728 officers and men in … 1776-01-19 Resolution for raising 728 officers and men in Hampshire and Berkshire counties to go to Canada....
    28 Adams, John Resolution to approve choice of field officers for … 1776-01-19 19 January 1776. Resolution to approve choice of field officers for regiment going to Canada....
    29 Adams, John Resolution approving appointment of a committee to call … 1776-01-24 24 January 1776. Resolution approving appointment of a committee to call in misprinted bills of...
    30 Adams, John Resolution approving an order that bills of credit be … 1776-01-24 24 January 1776. Resolution approving an order that bills of credit be delivered to the committee...
    31 Adams, John II. Report of a Committee on Fitting Out Armed Vessels … 1776-01-11 The Committee of both Houses appointed to consider a Plan for fiting out one or more Armed...
    32 Adams, John III. Report of a Committee on a Letter From George … 1776-01-13 The Committee appointed to take into consideration the Letter from his excellency General...
    33 Adams, John IV. A Proclamation by the General Court, 19 January … 1776-01-19 The frailty of human Nature, the Wants of Individuals, and the numerous Dangers which surround...