Grosvenor Square October 1st 1787
Congress on the twenty fourth of july resolved that Mr Dumas be permitted to occupy and reside in the House of the United States at the Hague, untill a Minister of the United States Shall arrive there or untill the further orders of Congress. and that Mr Adams do direct Such Repairs to be made, at the Expence of the United States to the Said House, as may be really necessary to render it tenantable.
This is therefore to request to you, Gentlemen to Concert with Mr Dumas the best means of repairing the House and to furnish the Expence on Account of the United States you will give me leave to request Gentlemen that particular attention may be given to this Service, that while the House is well repaired both for its more effectual Conservation and to make it decently and conveniently tenantable, it may be done at the same time with all Possible Œconomy
I am Gentlemen yours &c &c
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.