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    Calendar of Resolutions Based on Reports of the Board of War

    From: Adams Papers | Papers of John Adams | Volume 4 | John Adams and the Board of War: 12 June – 27 August 1776 | Calendar of Resolutions Based on Reports of the Board of War

    No. Author Recipient Title Date Context
    1 Adams, John 17 August., 17 August 1776 1776-08-17 17 August. The congress resolved that Gustavus Risberg be appointed an assistant to Clement...
    2 Adams, John 21 June., 21 June 1776 1776-06-21 21 June. The congress, considering the status of several officers who had served in Canada during...
    3 Adams, John 27 June., 27 June 1776 1776-06-27 27 June. In response to a letter from George Washington, the congress resolved that six companies...
    4 Adams, John 5 July., 5 July 1776 1776-07-05 5 July. The congress resolved that five tons of powder be sent to Gen. Andrew Lewis at...
    5 Adams, John 5 July., 5 July 1776 1776-07-05 5 July. The congress resolved that a regiment be raised out of the officers who had served in...
    6 Adams, John 8 July., 8 July 1776 1776-07-08 8 July. The congress resolved that George Washington have the power to call to New York the...
    7 Adams, John 10 July., 10 July 1776 1776-07-10 10 July. The congress resolved that the Committee of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, be empowered to...
    8 Adams, John 19 July., 19 July 1776 1776-07-19 19 July. The congress resolved that General Schuyler should police the pricing of goods sold to...
    9 Adams, John 31 July., 31 July 1776 1776-07-31 31 July. The congress resolved that five tons of powder be sent to General Washington at New York...
    10 Adams, John 1 August., 1 August 1776 1776-08-01 1 August. The congress resolved that Col. John Brown be permitted the rank and pay of lieutenant...
    11 Adams, John 9 August., 9 August 1776 1776-08-09 9 August. The congress resolved that the Secret Committee supply the Delaware battalion with...
    12 Adams, John 5 August., 5 August 1776 1776-08-05 5 August. The congress resolved that commanders of American naval vessels or privateers be...
    13 Adams, John 13 August., 13 August 1776 1776-08-13 13 August. The congress resolved that General Washington supply it with a copy of Massachusetts...
    14 Adams, John 15 August., 15 August 1776 1776-08-15 15 August. The congress resolved that James Livingston be commissioned as colonel and ordered to...
    15 Adams, John 19 June., 19 June 1776 1776-06-19 19 June. The congress resolved in regard to several letters, particularly one of 16 June from...
    16 Adams, John 24 June., 24 June 1776 1776-06-24 24 June. The congress tabled a petition from Carpenter Wharton (see resolution of 6 July , below)...
    17 Adams, John 27 August., 27 August 1776 1776-08-27 27 August. The congress resolved that the expense of clothing the soldiers for the Continental...
    18 Adams, John 26 June., 26 June 1776 1776-06-26 26 June. The congress resolved that M. Felix Weibert be permitted to serve in the capacity of an...
    19 Adams, John 5 July., 5 July 1776 1776-07-05 5 July. The congress resolved that John Coburne, assistant conductor of military stores in...
    20 Adams, John 28 June., 28 June 1776 1776-06-28 28 June. The congress resolved that M. Le Chevalier de Kirmovan be employed by Pennsylvania in...
    21 Adams, John 9 July., 9 July 1776 1776-07-09 9 July. The congress named officers for the Virginia Rifle Company and resolved that money be...
    22 Adams, John 11 July., 11 July 1776 1776-07-11 11 July. In response to a letter from the New Jersey Convention the congress resolved that New...
    23 Adams, John 20 July., 20 July 1776 1776-07-20 20 July. The congress resolved that Jacques Antoine de Franchessin be commissioned a lieutenant...
    24 Adams, John 17 July., 17 July 1776 1776-07-17 17 July. The congress resolved that Washington had acted with dignity in refusing to receive an...
    25 Adams, John 30 July., 30 July 1776 1776-07-30 30 July. The congress resolved that the recruitment bounties paid to officers be extended to...
    26 Adams, John 1 August., 1 August 1776 1776-08-01 1 August. The congress ordered transcribed and sent a draft letter to George Washington stating...
    27 Adams, John 7 August., 7 August 1776 1776-08-07 7 August. The congress ordered payment of $222 to three Canadians, Messrs. Giasson, Hertel, and...
    28 Adams, John 14 August., 13 August 1776 1776-08-13 14 August. See the Board of War report for 13 August printed below.
    29 Adams, John 22 August., 22 August 1776 1776-08-22 22 August. On this date the Board presented a report that was tabled, with no indication given of...
    30 Adams, John 25 June., 25 June 1776 1776-06-25 25 June. In response to letters from Schuyler, Sullivan, and Arnold transmitted in a letter of 23...