Journals of the Continental Congress

Second Continental Congress: December 1, 1775

December 1, 1775

Congress focuses on encouraging reenlistment in the Army.

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Journals of the Continental Congress [Edited]

The Congress resumed the consideration of the letter from General Washington, and after debate, came to the following resolutions:

Resolved, That the money lately ordered, be forwarded, with all possible expedition, to General Washington, that he may be enabled to pay such soldiers as will reenlist.

Resolved, That the governments of New England be informed of the resolutions of Congress relative to the pay ordered to be made and advanced to the army, and promote the recruiting service in the present army, as well as in their several colonies.

A letter from the Committee of Frederic County, in Maryland, being received was read, containing an account of the seizure of Major John Connolly and others, and desiring the advice of Congress with regard to the prisoners.

Resolved, That the said letters, with the papers enclosed, be referred to the delegates of Virginia, who shall take them into consideration, and report to Congress.

Adjourned to 10 o’Clock tomorrow.

Edited with commentary by Gordon Lloyd.