Exctract from Foreign Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes
Congress took into Consideration the Report of the1 Committee on the Letter of June 26th. from the Honble. John Adams, whereupon
Ordered That the said Letter be referred to the Committee of foreign Affairs; and that they be instructed to inform Mr. Adams of the Satisfaction which Congress receives from his industrious Attention to the Interest and Honor of these United States abroad especially in the Transactions communicated to them by that Letter.
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RC and enclosure (Adams Papers); endorsed: “Vote of Approbation Decr 12 1780 of my Transactions communicated in my Letter of June 26. 1780”; by John Thaxter: “Resolve Decr. 12 1780.” Three copies of the resolution, one by James Lovell and two by Charles Thomson, are in the Adams Papers. The Lovell copy probably accompanied this letter, for a comparison of the endorsements on the two Thomson extracts with those on James Lovell’s letter of 14 Dec. (below) and a later one consisting of duplicates of the letters of 12 and 14 Dec. (Adams Papers) makes it likely that they were enclosed with those letters.
1. At this point the extracts by Charles Thomson read: “Committee to whom was referred the Letter.” This is the only difference, other than in punctuation, between the Lovell and Thomson extracts.