Journals of the Continental Congress

Second Continental Congress: July 10, 1775

July 10, 1775

A relatively light day reading Reports compared with Saturday’s four Addresses.

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Journals of the Continental Congress [Edited]

Read a Report from the Committee appointed “to prepare proper talks to the Indians.”

Read a Report from the Committee appointed to devise ways and means for putting the militia in a proper state of defense.

Ordered, that Philip Livingston, Patrick Henry and John Alsop be a Committee to examine “an Invoice of Indian goods” and report to the Congress.

The delegates resumed the consideration of the work of the Committee respecting the Militia, and after some debate, postponed further consideration until tomorrow.

Congress adjourned until tomorrow.

Thomas Cushing to Joseph Hawley

I embrace this opportunity to enclose You the Declaration of the United Colonies as also their Address to the People of Great Britain. They have by a Vessel that Sails This Day for London forwarded a Petition to the King as also the Above address, as well as a Letter to the Lord Mayor & Livery of the City of London.

Edited with commentary by Gordon Lloyd.