[dateline] December 12th. 1780
Congress took into Consideration the Report of the1
Committee on the Letter of June 26th. from the Honble. John Adams, whereupon
Ordered That the said Letter be referred to the Committee of foreign Affairs; and
that they be instructed to inform Mr. Adams of the Satisfaction which Congress receives
from his industrious Attention to the Interest and Honor of these United States abroad
especially in the Transactions communicated to them by that Letter.
[signed] Extract from the Minutes