Adams Papers

[Wednesday September 18. 1776.]
[from the Autobiography of John Adams]

[Wednesday September 18. 1776.]

Wednesday September 18. 1776.

The Board of War, brought in a report, which was taken into Consideration and six resolutions adopted, from it, which appear on the Journal. The Remainder of the Report postponed.1

Resolved that the Board of War be directed to prepare a resolution for enforceing and perfecting Discipline in the Army.

Congress took into Consideration the Instructions to the Commissioners &c.

These I suppose, were the Ministers to France, and other Courts in Europe.

1JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 5:780–781. The recommendations adopted were highly miscellaneous. Those postponed concerned disputes among officers in the northern army and included a resolution of thanks to Gen. Gates for his “Vigilance Prudence and Activity” with respect to these disputes, &c.

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