The delegates resumed their consideration “of the plan of Association, &c. and after spending the remainder of the day on that subject, adjourned till tomorrow.” John Dickinson arrives. George Read and the Virginians wish to return home.
Journals of the Continental Congress [Edited]
John Dickinson from Pennsylvania arrived. Congress resumed discussion of The Association. Adjourned.
George Read to Gertrude Read
No certainty yet of the time I am to return to you. The Virginians give out that they will go off this day Week, but 1 doubt the business before us will not be in that State it ought by that time….Last night I went to Club with Mr. Hamilton whom I met with at the Coffee house but our Company there was not so sprightly. I am told there are letters in Town from Boston mentioning General Gage’s declining State of health, supposed to be owing to uneasiness of Mind & that he is now actually confined to his Bed–most persons who wish for Peace wish his recovery. It is also said that there are some Letters in A Late Vessel from Liverpool mentioning that the American Cause is gaining ground in England & that Hutchinson & Bernard will be made the Scape Goats by the Ministry…. Eating & drinking distress me most. However I was moderate yesterday, the ladies were the Means of it in some Measure and the wine at the Tavern at Night was bad.
Edited with commentary by Gordon Lloyd.