GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. See under Congress.
- n. the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution; they issued the Declaration of Independence and framed Articles of Confederation
“Recall, too, that the Second Continental Congress had begun its operations in July 1775.”
“Morris and Franklin discussed the project in the weeks after Christmas of 1775, and in January, they settled on Silas Deane, a delegate to the First Continental Congress from Connecticut.”
““I am now a member of the Continental Congress & if I have any influence or should hereafter gain any it shall be exerted in favor of every measure that has a tendency to procure Accommodation on terms consistent with our just claims.””
“Letters of the Members of the Continental Congress Washington, D.C., 1821, 8 vols.”
“BY HARRY PRINGLE FORD [ADAPTED] ON the 14th day of June, 1777, the Continental Congress passed the following resolution: "Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
“He rendered signal service, 4 Sept., 1777, at Brandywine Creek; he was commissioned 15 Sept., 1777, by the Continental Congress commander of the horse with rank of brigadier.”
“The members of the First Continental Congress began arriving in Philadelphia in early August.”
“The depression was cited early and forcibly as an indictment of the Continental Congress by historian John Fiske, who dubbed the postwar years “The Critical Period.””
“Thomas Paine, never modest in his claims to foresight but sometimes correct nonetheless, cogitated years later on the origin of the move to replace the Continental Congress with a true federal government.”
“After the Battle of Germantown, the Reverend Jacob Duche, who had opened the Second Continental Congress with a stirring patriotic benediction, turned apostate.”
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