Notes on Debates
MS (LC: Madison Papers). For a description of the manuscript of Notes on Debates, see Papers of Madison description begins William T. Hutchinson, William M. E. Rachal, et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (7 vols. to date; Chicago, 1962——). description ends , V, 231–34.
Wednesday June 11. see Journals. secret & public.1
1. The journals of 11 June 1783, both “secret & public,” record the adoption of a resolution further postponing the election of a secretary for foreign affairs, and the adoption of a revised report of a committee (Ralph Izard, chairman) on procedures to be followed by Congress in receiving ministers of foreign powers (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (34 vols.; Washington, 1904–37). description ends , XXIV, 390, n. 1, 390–91). In addition, the “public” journal notes the presentation of his credentials by James McHenry, a delegate from Maryland; receipt of a letter from Benjamin Lincoln, secretary at war; and the passage of a resolution in response thereto, authorizing him to furlough the continental troops of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia still in service (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (34 vols.; Washington, 1904–37). description ends , XXIV, 389–91).