|Gentlemen||The Hague October 23d: 1795.|
Upon my return from Rotterdam, last evening, I found your favor of the 21st: instant in reply to a letter from my Brother of the 16th: which it seems you did not receive, until the 19th:. I regret, that the irregularity of the post in this instance, was the occasion of so much delay as the Letter in question was delivered at the post Office, on the evening of the 16th:.
My Brother departed from Rotterdam, yesterday morning under the intention, of joining the Vessel in which he is to embark at Helvoetsluys; but as the wind is not yet favorable for his departure, I shall enclose to him by this Evening’s post, a copy of your letter of the 21st: instt:, hoping it may yet reach him, if he should be still detained at Helvoet.
It will doubtless afford satisfaction to my Brother, as it does to me, to be informed of your assumption of the interest, which will become payable upon the Loan of the United States at Antwerp on the first of December, and that you will authorize Mr: DeWolf to draw on you for the necessary funds, as soon as the Bill of $120.000 shall be paid.
Although this Assumption is expressly conditioned upon the previous realization in cash of the amount of that Bill, yet as it has already been accepted—the probability is strong, that it will be duly honored, when presented for payment.
I shall take the earliest opportunity to acquaint Mr: DeWolf with this result and of the contingency, upon which a provision for answering his drafts, for the discharge of Interest upon the Antwerp Loan, will be, found in your hands.
I have the honor to be &ca &ca
LbC(CtHi: Wolcott Papers); internal address: “T B Adams to Messrs: Willink van Staphorst & Hubbard.”