Adams Papers

[Wednesday. August 14. 1776.]
[from the Autobiography of John Adams]

[Wednesday. August 14. 1776.]

Wednesday. August 14. 1776. A Letter of the 12th from General Washington with a return of the Army at New York, and sundry other Papers inclosed, being received was read. Also sundry Letters from England were read.

Resolved That the Letter from General Washington with the Papers inclosed be referred to the Board of War.

The Board of War brought in a report, which was taken into Consideration, whereupon Resolved, as in the Journal.1

1JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 5:656–657. The portion of this report dealing with the appointment and perquisites of a general officer to command the militia troops replacing Continental troops withdrawn from Massachusetts, is in JA’s hand (PCC, No. 147, I).

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