Document, 1774 September 05

Title:
Document, 1774 September 05
Library Location:
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
United States. Continental Congress; Duane, James, 1733-1797
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1774 September 05
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
9
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Payton Randolph selected President, Charles Thompson selected Secretary. Debate on adoption of rules and procedures. 6 September. Henry considers himself not a Virginian but an American, give each colony representation on basis of opulence and population. Ward of Rhode Island-each colony to be represented equally. Equal representation prevails, and rules of procedure set forth as passed. 7 September. Jay appointed to committee to consider rights of the colonies. Credentials of New York members reviewed. Fragment of Committee notes indicates a meeting at Carpenter's Hall at which Charles Thomson was elected Secretary to Committee.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.03604

Document, 1774 September 05