|Sir!||Amsterdam 22 April 1796.|
We have before us your esteemed favor of 20th: Instant.
As a British Act of Parliament, forbids the payment of Bills drawn or accepted by inhabitants of this Country, We inclose you an open letter to Messrs: John & Francis Baring & Co: of London, upon presentation of which by your Brother, they will instantly pay him the Two Hundred Guineas he desires.
We have received from Mr: Monroe the Silver he took in payment of the Bill $120,000.—on Dallarde swan & Co: about which silver we shall have to address you in a few days.
Of the three Cargoes of West India produce consigned us, whereof the nett proceeds to be placed to Credit of the United states, two have arrived, and the third has been totally lost. We have however recovered £10,687.2.—stg nett proceeds of the Insurance effected on the latter in London.
We have likewise remittances Hd: Cy: ƒ485,000.—.—on Messrs: Havart & Plemp of Rotterdam which are accepted.
But six Bonds have been subscribed to the proposal for converting the foreign Debt of the United states, into a domestic Loan. The motives of which slender success, We have not failed to report circumstantially to the secretary of the Treasury.
We are with regard and esteem / Sir! / Your mo: ob: hb: servants
Wilhem & Jan Willink
N & J. Van Staphorst & Hubbard
RC(MHi: Adams Papers); internal address “Thos: B. Adams Esqr. The Hague.”