Fryday March 1. 1776. Resolved that this Congress will tomorrow resolve itself into a Committee of the whole, to take into Consideration the Letter of General Washington of the 14th with the Papers inclosed.
Resolved That the Memorial from the Merchants of Montreal be referred to a Committee of five Mr. Wilson, Mr. J. Adams, Mr. W. Livingston, Mr. L. Morris and Mr. Tilghman.1
1. JA here again overlooked a date heading in the Journals. This committee was appointed on 4 March; it reported on the 13th (report not found), and on the 20th Congress voted “That the memorial from the Indian traders, residing at Montreal, be delivered to the Commissioners going to Canada” (JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 4:182, 200, 219).