|My dear Brother||The Hague July 29 1796|
I received yesterday morning your letter of June 24th: giving notice that you had drawn a bill on me for five thousand seven hundred and fifty current florins at thirty days sight in favour of Daniel Ludlow & Son,—In the course of the day, the second of this exchange was presented to me and accepted accordingly. It will be paid at the proper time at Amsterdam.
The employment you propose to make of the money, if as advantageous as you expect, and at the same time as safe, as my former letters have mentioned to you, it is my desire that my property may be, will give me much satisfaction. I hope soon to hear from you again upon the Subject. You mention your intention to send me shortly an account current. As I am a great lover of order and method in all things, and think it altogether indispensable in business, I shall request you to send me an account at the close of every year while you have these affairs of mine in your hands.
I am your affectionate brother.