General Washington’s letter and enclosures are considered and postponed. The Connecticut and Pennsylvania delegates report that the conditions on their borders have reached a critical level and that a Committee of Thirteen be created to resolve the problem.
Journals of the Continental Congress [Edited]
Congress resumed the consideration of the letter from the General Washington and the papers enclosed.
Resolved, That a director general and chief physician of the Hospital in Massachusetts be appointed in place of Doctor Benjamin Church, who is taken into custody for holding a correspondence with the enemy.
Resolved, That the Congress will, on Monday next, elect a director general and chief physician of the Hospital.
Resolved, That further consideration of the General’s letter be postponed to Monday.
The Delegates for Connecticut informed the Congress that they had met some of the delegates for Pennsylvania, in order to consider the matters referred to them, but not being able to come to any agreement, and as the disputes between the people of the two colonies on the waters of the Susquehannah, had proceeded to bloodshed, and other very dangerous consequences, unless speedily prevented, they moved that a Committee be appointed out of the other colonies, to consider this matter and provide a report to Congress.
Resolved, That this be referred to Monday next.
Adjourned to 9 o’Clock on Monday.
Edited with commentary by Gordon Lloyd.