Adams Papers

[Fryday May 3. 1776.]
[from the Autobiography of John Adams]

[Fryday May 3. 1776.]

Fryday May 3. 1776. A Petition from Peter Simon was presented to Congress and read. Ordered that it be referred to a Committee of three. The Members chosen Mr. McKean, Mr. Wythe and Mr. J. Adams.1

The Committee to whom the Report on General Washingtons Letter of the 24. of March last was recommitted, brought in their report which was read. Ordered to lie on the Table.

1This committee reported on 22 May, and Congress acted on its recommendations (JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 4:374). The report itself has not been found.

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