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adjourn
used in 1776

2 uses
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Definition
take a break or close a formal meeting or gathering
  • The same day as Lee's capture, Washington learned that Congress had adjourned in order to move to a safer location at Baltimore.
    p. 266.9
  • In the course of the day, Joseph Reed arrived from Bristol, accompanied by Congressman and physician Benjamin Rush, who, since the adjournment of Congress, had reported to Reed and Cadwalader to volunteer his services.
    p. 273.6

There are no more uses of "adjourn" in 1776.

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