Febry 5h 1795—
Altho’ previous [. . .]led for a considerable Time, I did not take my Seat in Congress till July 1781 & Continued therein till November 1784—from a faint Remembrance of hearing the protection given to Capt. Cook talked of, either in Congress or among the Members in private Conversation, I have retained the Idea, that the magnanimity of the Measure was generally approved—
MHi: Adams Papers.