George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 26 October 1774]

26. Dined at Bevans’s, and Spent the Evening at the New Tavern.

After approving an address to be printed for distribution among the inhabitants of Quebec, the First Continental Congress adjourned (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 1:113–14). GW and Richard Henry Lee were the only members of the Virginia delegation still remaining in Philadelphia at the time of the adjournment. The other Virginia delegates had left on 23 Oct. for Virginia, where the House of Burgesses was due to meet on the first Thursday in November.

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