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MAR - 6 1905
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
LAID BEFORE THE
TAKEN FROM VOL. 2 OF THE JOURNALS
THE NEW YORK
911903 ABTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATION
L. C. card, 5-20001 NOTE.
The following pages contain the more important of the papers submitted to the Continental Congress of 1775, and are taken from the edition of the Journals as printed by the Library of Congress. They will serve for special study of the papers, as well as supplement the older editions of the Journals. The papers included are the Declaration on Taking Arms, Franklin's Articles of Confederation, the reports on trade (Franklin, Lee, Jay, and the Committee of the Whole Congress), the report upon Lord North's conciliation resolution, and the reports on unfinished business.
WORTHINGTON CHAUNCEY FORD,
Chief of Division of Manuscripts, Editor. HERBERT PUTNAM,
Librarian of Congress.