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1 Adams, John I. A Plan of Treaties, 18 June 1776 1776-06-18 There Shall be a firm, inviolable, and universal Peace, and a true and Sincere Friendship between...
2 Adams, John I. Heads of Grievances and Rights, 9 September 1774 1774-09-09 Whereas since the Accession of the present King, Parliament has claimed a Power of Right to bind...
3 Adams, John III. Plan of Treaties as Adopted (with Instructions) … 1776-09-17 There shall be a firm inviolable and universal peace and a true and sincere friendship between...
4 Adams, John Gage, Thomas III. To General Gage, 10 October 1774 1774-10-10 The Delegates from the Several Provinces in North America, now assembled in Congress, beg Leave...
5 Adams, John Continental Army, officers Order to Continental Officers, 22 September 1777 1777-09-22 Having here observed a diligent attention to the sick and wounded, and a benevolent desire to...
6 Adams, John I. Resolutions on Saltpeter and Powder Mills, 23 … 1776-02-23 Resolved , That it be recommended to the several Assemblies, Conventions, Councils or Committees...
7 Adams, John III. Instructions to the Commissioners to Canada, 20 … 1776-03-20 You are, with all convenient despatch, to repair to Canada, and make known to the people of that...
8 Adams, John V. Preamble to Resolution on Independent Governments … 1776-05-15 Whereas his Britannic Majesty, in conjunction with the lords and commons of Great Britain, has,...
9 Adams, John IX. Committee Report on Fortifying Harbors, 24 June … 1776-06-24 The Committee appointed to consider what Harbours are proper to be fortified, have attended that...
10 Adams, John VII. Committee Report on Esek Hopkins’ Letter, 7 June … 1776-06-07 The Committee to whom was referred the Letter from Eseck Hopkins Commodore of the Continental...
11 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...
12 Adams, John II. Committee Report on Gunpowder Sent to the Northern … 1775-10-16 The Committee appointed to enquire, what Powder has been Sent to the Army in the Northern...
13 Adams, John I. Resolutions of the Congress on Intercepting British … 1775-10-05 Resolved , That a letter be sent by Express to Genl Washington, to inform him, that they Congress...
14 Adams, John 9 August., 9 August 1776 1776-08-09 9 August. The congress resolved that the Secret Committee supply the Delaware battalion with...
15 Adams, John II. Committee Report on A Plan of Treaties, 27 August … 1776-08-27 There shall be a firm, inviolable, and universal peace, and a true and sincere friendship between...
16 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...
17 Adams, John II. Motion on Nonexportation and Defense, 30 September … 1774-09-30 Resolved That the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, and the Town of Boston are now nobly...
18 Adams, John IV. The Bill of Rights; a List of Grievances, 14 … 1774-10-14 Whereas, since the close of the last war, the British parliament claiming a power of right to...
19 Adams, John II. Resolutions Concerning the Canadian Campaign, 8 … 1776-03-08 Resolved , That the gentlemen who are appointed to go into Canada, be desired to enquire into the...
20 Hancock, John Washington, George IV. John Hancock to George Washington, 2 April 1776 1776-04-02 It gives me the most sensible Pleasure to convey to you, by Order of Congress, the only Tribute,...
21 Adams, John IV. Resolution of the Congress on New Hampshire … 1775-11-03 3 November 1775. Dft not found. printed : JCC Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of...
22 Adams, John VI. Amendment to a Committee Report, 21 May 1776 1776-05-21 13. Resolved that the Commissioners in Canada and General Schuyler be informed that We cannot...
23 Adams, John X. Draft Preamble of Committee Report on Inducing … 1776-08-27 Whereas it is probable, that among the Officers of the foreign Troops, now in the Service of the...
24 Adams, John VIII. Committee Report on Letters from William Palfrey … 1776-06-17 The Committee to whom were referred, the Letter from William Palfrey Esqr. Paymaster General,...
25 Adams, John 17 August., 17 August 1776 1776-08-17 17 August. The congress resolved that Gustavus Risberg be appointed an assistant to Clement...
26 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...
27 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...
28 Adams, John 21 August., 21 August 1776 1776-08-21 21 August. The congress resolved that the cannon committee let a contract for casting in brass or...
29 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...
30 Adams, John 10 August., 10 August 1776 1776-08-10 10 August. The congress resolved that the officers recommended by the Board be issued...
31 Adams, John III. Form Letter Requesting Information on British … 1775-10-19 The continental congress having been pleased to appoint us a committe for collecting an account...
32 Adams, John 14 August., 13 August 1776 1776-08-13 14 August. See the Board of War report for 13 August printed below.
33 Continental Congress Bill for Raising Six Additional Battalions of Infantry … 1776-10-28 Whereas it has been thought necessary by the American Congress that the armies of the United...
34 Continental Congress Report on Instructions to John Jay, [2 May] 1781 1781-05-02 MS ( NA : PCC , No. 25, I, 411–16). According to the endorsement and the printed journal, this...
35 Continental Congress Continental Congress. Motion on Votes Cast in the … 1788-08-07 Whereas the Convention assembled at Philadelphia in the Commonwealth of Pensylvania did on the...
36 Continental Congress V. The Declaration of Independence as Adopted by … 1776-06-11 IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776. THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ,...
37 Continental Congress Washington, George Commission from the Continental Congress, 19 June 1775 1775-06-19 I n C ongress T he delegates of the United Colonies of New-hampshire, Massachusetts bay,...
38 Continental Congress Ratification of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, [14 … 1784-01-14 The United States in Congress Assembled, To all persons to whom these presents shall come...
39 Continental Congress IV. The Declaration as Adopted by Congress, [6 July … 1775-07-06 A Declaration by the Reprensentatives of the United Colonies of North-America, now met in...
40 Continental Congress Hamilton, Alexander Continental Congress Nomination as Minister to Russia … 1780-12-15 Philadelphia, December 15, 1780. On this date John Mathews nominated Hamilton Minister to Russia....
41 Continental Congress Continental Association, 20 October 1774 1774-10-20 We his Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Delegates of the several Colonies of New...
42 Continental Congress A Declaration by the Representatives of the United … 1776-06-28 When in the Course of human Events it becomes necessary for a People to advance from that...
43 Continental Congress Continental Congress Motion to Extend the Time Allowed … 1783-06-06 [ Philadelphia, June 6, 1783. Under this date the Register of Reports of Committees sent to...
44 Continental Congress Washington, George Instructions from the Continental Congress, 22 June … 1775-06-22 In Congress This Congress having appointed you to be General & Commander in chief of the army of...
45 Continental Congress Continental Congress: Agreement of Secrecy, 9 November … 1775-11-09 Resolved That every member of this Congress considers himself under the ties of virtue, honor and...
46 Continental Congress American Commissioners Continental Congress to the American Commissioners … 1784-05-07 Copies: Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives; press copy of copy: American...
47 Continental Congress Resolution on Steuben’s Memorial, [15 April 1784] 1784-04-15 Congress having been made sensible that Major Genl. Baron de Steuben when he left Europe to enter...
48 Continental Congress Motion on Impressment of Supplies, [18 May] 1781 1781-05-18 Printed text ( JCC Worthington Chauncey Ford et al ., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress,...
49 Continental Congress V. The Ordinance of 1784, 23 April 1784 1784-04-23 CONGRESS resumed the consideration of the report of a committee on a plan for a temporary...
50 Continental Congress Motion on Instructions to George Washington, [1 … 1781-01-01 Printed text ( Journals of the Continental Congress , XIX, 2). That so much of the letter from...