Adams Papers

Enclosure: Resolution of Congress of 31 May, 31 May 1780

Enclosure: Resolution of Congress of 31 May1

In Congress May 31. 1780

Resolved That the Establishment of the Salaries of the Honorable John Adams and his Secretary Mr. Dana be transmitted to the Minister Plenipotentiary of these States at the Court of Versailles and that He be directed to pay their Draughts to the Amount of their respective Salaries till Congress shall take further Order for that Purpose.

Extract from the minutes

Chas. Thomson secy.

RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “Mrs. A. Adams.” Concerning the enclosure, printed herewith, see note 1.

1In Lovell’s hand, with authentication and signature in Charles Thomson’s hand. From a remark in Lovell’s letter to AA of 14 July, below, it seems probable—though not beyond all doubt—that the resolution accompanied rather than followed the present letter. See JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 17: 476. AA forwarded the resolution in her letter to JA of 5 July, below.

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