[dateline] Amsterdam 16th July 1781
I have the honor to inclose You the 23d. No. of the Politique Hollandais.1
I have this moment heard of your safe arrival, and of your good
health and Spirits, which is a vast addition to my happiness. I had a hint of your visit at P[aris]
, and altho' some Folks are surprized at the peculiar Nature of it, yet I am persuaded that Chaleur and froideur can exist politically, if not naturally, together.
[salute] I have the honor to be, with the most respectful Attachment, Sir, your most humble Servant,
[signed] John Thaxter