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This foot note contained in document ADMS-04-03-02-0259-0002
1. In his letter to President Jay of 3 Aug. 1779 reporting his return home, JA had asked “whether Congress will choose to receive my Accounts alone, or to wait untill the other Commissioners shall exhibit theirs, so as to have the whole together under one View, in order to do equal Justice to all” (PCC, No. 84, I; Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. , 3:277). The letter was read on 20 Aug. and referred to the Board of Treasury to decide this question ( JCC , 14:981). What followed has been set forth in detail in a note by the editors on Lovell's letter to AA of 9 Aug. 1779, p. 220–222, above, and need not be repeated here. See, however, JA 's record of Personal Receipts and Expenditures, Feb. 1778–Aug. 1779 ( Diary and Autobiography , 2:325–344), and his letter to the Board of Treasury, transmitting and explaining his accounts, together with such vouchers as he possessed, 19 Sept. 1779 ( LbC , Adams Papers; Works , 7:111–114).