Grosvr. sqr. Septr. 5th. 1787—
In Consequence of a Representation from Mr. Dumas, in his Letter to me of the 10th. of July, and also of a Representation from His Excellency Mr. Jefferson, these are to authorize you to pay Mr. Dumas his salary once in six months, according to the act of Congress of 14th. Octr. 1785. & charge it to the United States untill further orders from Congress, their Board of Treasury, or Gentlemen
Your most obdt: &c
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.