Adams Papers

To John Adams from United States House of Representatives, 20 July 1789

[July 20, 1789]

Mr. President:

The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “An act for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, and buoys.” They have concurred in the amendments proposed by the Senate to a bill, entitled “An act for establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs.” And they have received from the President of the United States an enrolled bill, entitled “An act imposing duties on tonnage,” with his signature affixed thereto.

Printed Source--Senate Journal.

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