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Wilhem & Jan Willink and Nicolaas & Jacob Staphorst to John

Adams

23 May 1786

Sir. Amsterdam 23d. May 1786

We have the honor of your Excellency’s favor of l9th Instant, with a letter of the Honble Commissioners of the Treasury Board, conveying a Remittance of £144,000…, as Mr. Morris is used to convey always a letter of advice with his drafts, we pray you will look among your papers for it, as Messrs. Willinks want the Same.

We know of the endeavours bestowed to make Newyork concurr with the other States to grant to Congress the Impost, We are fully convinced that the Strength and wealth of the united States will yearly increase under a wise Government & raise it’s credit equal to any European power, when our people will think them Selves happy to lend to your Country Millions by Millions.

We have the honor to be most respectfully / Sir / Your Excellency’s Most Humble / and Obedient Servants

Wilhem & Jan Willink

Nico. & Jacob van Staphorst

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