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Report of the Committee


Saturday, July 22, 1775.

The Congress met according to adjournment.

Agreeable to the Order of yesterday, the Congress took into consideration the Report of the Committee appointed to devise ways and means to protect the Trade of these Colonies, and after some debate, the same was postponed, to be taken up at some future day.

The Congress then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into consideration, the state of America. And after some rime spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr˙ Ward reported that the Committee had taken into consideration the matter referred to them, but not having come to a conclusion, desired leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this Congress will on Monday again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into farther consideration the state of America.

On motion, Resolved, That Doctor Franklin, Mr˙ Jefferson; Mr˙ J˙ Adams, and Mr˙ Lee, be a Committee to take into consideration, and report on the Resolution of the House of Commons, February 20, 1775, commonly called Lord North' s Motion.

Adjourned till Monday, at eight o' clock.