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Wilhem & Jan Willink, Nicolaas & Jacob van Staphorst

and Hubbard

to Thomas Boylston Adams

23 Apr. 1796

Sir Amsterdam 23 April 1796

Our last Respects were of Yesterday, since when We have not received any of your esteemed fa[vou]rs

Silver with a Permission to be exported to Hamburg or other Neutral Places, selling at a much higher rate than It would without such Allowance, We sollicited same of the National Convention; Which having granted our Request, upon production if proof of the Silver being for account of the United States, We are under the Necessity, to request you to forward us in all dispatch and even by to Morrow’s Mail if possible, a Certificate agreeable to the inclosed Model, signed with your Official Seal.—

Relying upon your ready Compliance, We are with great Esteem / Sir / Your most obd hble Servs

For W & J. Willink and ourselves

N & J. Van Staphorst & Hubbard

T. O.—
RC (MHi: Adams Papers).

[enclosure]

I Thos: B. Adams Chargé des Affaires of the United-States at the Hague, do hereby declare and certify, that the Minister Plenipotentiary of the United-States at Paris, has addressed unto Messrs: Wilhem & Jan Willink, and Nics: & Jacob Van Staphorst & Hubbard Commissioners of the Loans of the United-States in Amsterdam, Silver in Barrs to the Amount of Two Hundred Seventy to Three Hundred Thousand Guilders, for account of the said United-States of America.—

At the Hague this  Day of Apri[l 1796.]

Enclosure(MHi: Adams Papers); addressed: “A Monsieur / Monsieur Thos: B: Adams / Chargé des Affaires des / Etats-Unis / à la Haye”; internal address: “Thos: B: Adams Esqr:”; endorsed “Messrs: W & J Willink / N & J van Staphorst & Hubbard / 23d: April / 24 Recd / Do Ansd.”

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