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John Adams to Wilhem & Jan Willink and Nicolaas & Jacob van


5 Aug. 1785

Gentlemen Grosvenor Square Westminster August 5th. 1785.—

Your Letters of 26 of July & 29th. are before me, if Mr. Parker will leave any Papers in your hands as a Pledge, untill you can receive the Instructions of the Board of treasury, I should advise you to receive them but by no means to receive them in Payment without such instructions.

I am very glad to find by the Contract that there is no ground for any insinuations of fraudulent intentions in our friends De La Lande & Fynje, whose Letter I have received, but shall not have time to answer more particularly.

Let me repeat my request to you Gentlemen, to transmit every thing frequently to the Board of treasury at New York and to pursue their Instructions—with much Esteem. I am Gent: / Your most Obedt

John Adams

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