Recipient: President of Congress
Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
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[dateline] Amsterdam, 18 January 1781.
Read by Congress on 19 Nov., this letter consisted of English translations of two placards or edicts of the States General dated 12 January. The first granted letters of marque and established bounties for Dutch privateers that captured or destroyed British warships or privateers. The second established the compensation due sailors maimed in the service of the Republic.