Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February 6, 1776: Reading, PA Letter

     On February 6, 1776, the Continental Congress noted, “A Letter from the Committee of Reading, in Berks County [Pennsylvania], was laid before Congress, informing that a number of Prisoners were arrived there, and desiring to know how they are to be supported.”
     Congress “Resolved, That the same [Letter] be referred to the Committee appointed to contract for supplying the Prisoners.” 
     For the context of the resolution, visit either the American Archives page of the Northern Illinois University Libraries or the Library of Congress page for Journals of the Continental Congress,1774-1789, ed. Worthington Chauncey Ford, 34 volumes (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904-1937), Volume 4: Page 113.
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