To the Congress of the United States September 28, 1785
From the original letter at the Library of Congress.
Sept. 28. 1785
I enclose an account of the monies due me in the depreciation of my salary while Secretary to the Committee for Foreign Affairs. — It is prior to the time to which the resolve of Congress for making up the depreciation in the Civil List extends, but if Congress will attend to the motives of my Resignation — which the Committee (Mr. Gerry Mr. King and Mr. Petit) can explain there is, I conceive, every reason of justice and honor that the account should be discharged.
A am y. Excellency’s Ob. Hbl. Ser. T. PAINE.