Office for foreign Affairs 3d. Novemr 1787
I had the Honor of writing to you on the 16th Day of last Month, and now have that of transmitting to you herewith enclosed a Duplicate of the Ratification of your late Contract, together with a Copy of two Acts of Congress, Viz., one of the 18th. Day of July authorizing Mr. Jefferson to redeem our Captives at Algiers, and the other of the 12th. Day of October appropriating the Residue of the 80.000 Dollars formally destined for Treaties with the Barbary Powers, as a Fund for such Redemption.—
The Newspapers subsequent to the Date of my last will accompany this.—
I am with great Esteem and Regard, / Dr. Sir / Your most obt. & hble: Servt.—
MHi: Adams Papers.