On the 14th of June in 1775 the Congress met and made some resolutions to the problems of a possible upcoming war. They sent more riflemen to the colonies. There were some drummers, trumpeters, 3 lieutenants, 4 sergeants, 4 corporals, and 68 privates in each company. The olive branch petition was the congresses attempt to avoid a war. They told the king in a letter that they were upset with the Parliament not him.