55 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to set up a group to represent the colonies. They named this group the Continental Congress. 12 out of 13 of the delegates from each state showed. Georgia was in a war. Some of these leaders were Samual Adams, Jon Adams, John Jay, George Washington, Richard Henry Lee, and Patrick Henry. Patrick Henry stated at this meeting "The distractions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I am not Virgin, but an American."