Journals of the Continental Congress

Second Continental Congress: June 22, 1775

June 22, 1775

The Congress continues to exercise the power to “raise and support Armies,” and “emit bills of credit,” for “the defense of America.”

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Journals of the Continental Congress [Edited]

The Committee appointed to take into consideration the Queries of the General brought in their report which was read and considered.

Resolved, That the number of Brigadier generals be augmented to eight: The Congress then proceeded choose the Brigadiers.

Resolved, That the troops, including the Volunteers, be furnished with camp Equipage, and blankets, where necessary, at the Continental expense.

Resolved, That the officers, now in the Army, receive their new commissions through the General.

Resolved, That Congress emit bills of Credit for the defense of America.

Resolved, That the twelve confederated colonies be pledged for the redemption of the bills of credit, now directed to be emitted.

Resolved, That the pay of the aids de camp of the majors general be increased.

Resolved, That Pennsylvania raise two more companies of riflemen, making eight companies in total, be formed into a battalion, to be commanded by officers recommended by the Assembly or convention of the above colony.

Resolved, that this Congress will tomorrow resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to take into consideration the state of America.

Adjourned till to Morrow at 9 o’Clock.

Edited with commentary by Gordon Lloyd.