George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 15 May 1775]

15. Dined at Burns’s & Spent the Evening at my Lodgings.

In Congress a question was raised by the New York delegates on how the colony was to conduct itself in regard to the British troops expected there. Recommendations were made in Congress and a resolution passed for appointing a committee to consider what posts in that colony should be occupied and how many troops should be necessary to guard them. It was further “resolved, That Mr. Washington, Mr. Lynch, Mr. S. Adams, and the delegates from New York, be the committee for the above service, and that they be desired to report as speedily as possible” (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 , 2:49–53).

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