Plan of Government

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In Congress, Friday, March 8, 1776.

The Congress met.
And yesterday' s Journal was read.

Resolved, That this Congress will now resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into consideration the Report on a plan or form of Government.

After some time spent therein,

Colonel Powell, from the Committee of the Whole, reported, that, having taken into consideration the Report on a plan or form of Government, they had made some progress therein, and desired leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this Congress will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, and resume the consideration of the said Report.

Mr˙ President informed the Congress that he had just received a Letter, by express, from Georgia, containing very important intelligence.

Ordered, That the said Letter be read.

Read accordingly, a Letter from the Council of Safety in Georgia, signed William Ewen, President, and dated Savannah, March 4, 1776.

Ordered, That the Secretary to this Congress do forthwith cause the said Letter to be published in a Gazette Extraordinary.

Adjourned to nine o' clock to-morrow.