|Gentlemen||The Hague November 9. 1795.|
I have the honor to enclose a letter this day received from my brother at Helvoetsluys. I am informed by a gentleman who left that place this morning that the vessel on board of which my brother embarked was under way when he came off.
I take this occasion Gentlemen to enquire when you expect to be in cash for the last remittance of 300.000 florins, made you by the Secretary of the Treasury, of the United States? Do you wait for payment by the bill on Dallard & Swan or have you enabled that upon Lubbert & Dumas?
These questions are suggested by the actual state of affairs respecting the Antwerp interest which requires an immediate & express answer whether Mr. DeWolf will be authorized to dispose upon you for the punctual payment of the approaching December interest on that Loan, or not. Your consent to accept that Gentleman’s draft; for this object can alone prevent the immediate adoption of other means & other measures to effect it.
Persuaded that your zeal for the honor & interest of the United States will in this instance, as in all others to the predominant incitement of your final measures I have the honor to be &ca &ca
LbC (CtHi: Wolcott Papers); internal address: “T. B. Adams to Messrs: Willink van Staphorst & Hubbard.”