[dateline] Philada. Decr. 12. 1780
In Addition to other Papers1
respecting your Ministration I now forward an Act of Congress of this day.
You know that it has been much if not intirely the Practice of the Comtee. of foreign
Affairs to let the Resolves which they transmit speak for themselves. In the present
Case however there is no danger of a too warm Expression of the Satisfaction of Congress
even if, in performing singly the Duty of our whole Committee, I should write in the
approving Language of a personally affectionate and very partial Friend.
[signed] James Lovell for the Comtee. of forgn. Affrs.