Adams Papers

[Saturday September 14. 1776.]
[from the Autobiography of John Adams]

[Saturday September 14. 1776.]

Saturday September 14. 1776.

A Letter from R. H. Harrison, Secretary to General Washington, was read. Four French Officers, who arrived in the Reprisal Captain Weeks, being recommended to Congress, Resolved that they be referred to the Board of War.

The Board of War brought in a Report, which was taken into Consideration, whereupon Nine Resolutions were adopted. See the Journal.1

A Letter of the 9th. from General Lee to the Board of War, was laid before Congress and read.

1JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 5:757–758. These concerned rations for militia officers, winter quarters for the northern army, settlement of the accounts of certain officers, powder and flints for Gates’ army, measures to enforce the surrender of arms and ammunition by troops leaving the service, &c.

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