Journals of the Continental Congress

Second Continental Congress: July 14, 1775

July 14, 1775

Congress considers the Report of the Committee on the Militia. George Read anticipates an adjournment.

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Journals of the Continental Congress [Edited]

Congress resumed debate of the Report of the Committee on the Militia and agreed to a motion by Benjamin Franklin to postpone further consideration until tomorrow.

Congress adjourned until tomorrow at 8 o’Clock.

George Read to Gertrude Read

In the present disposition of the Members of the Congress and the State of the business before them it is highly probable that we shall adjourn for some time.  This is but just talked of, the major part of the 6 middle colonies are for it.  However, some new business may frustrate this expectation.

Edited with commentary by Gordon Lloyd.