The Second Continental Congress met on May 10th, 1775 at the State House in Philadelphia, soon after the conflict of Lexington and Concord. There were several new delegates including: John Hancock from Massachusetts, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Benjamin Franklin from Pennsylvania who was elected after coming back from England in May of 1775 at almost 70 years old (Isaacson 291)...
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Franklin didn't say much in the Second Continental Congress, he slept most of the time. Ben wanted to have Joseph Galloway who proposed the creation of the First American Congress which Franklin supported, stating that it would be parallel to that of Parliament and both would be loyal to the King and would have some independence of their own in the colonies but that plan was rejected by the King...