“The Delegates all met at the City Tavern, and walked to Carpenters Hall, where they took a View of the Room, and of the Chamber where is an excellent Library. There is also a long Entry, where Gentlemen may walk, and a convenient Chamber opposite to the Library. The General Cry was, that this was a good Room, and the Question was put, whether We were satisfyed with this Room, and it passed in the Affirmative…”
— Massachusetts delegate John Adams Journal, Sep. 5th 1774 entry, first day of the First Continental Congress.