Recipient: President of Congress
Recipient: Huntington, Samuel
This is a summary of a document and does not contain a transcription. If it is available elsewhere in this digital edition, a page number link will be provided below in the paragraph beginning "Printed."
[dateline] Amsterdam, 23 May 1781.
This letter requested Congress to offer relief to the owners of an unnamed Dutch vessel captured by a British warship or privateer, recaptured by an American privateer, and then sold. This letter may refer to the Dutch brig Union
, about which John Adams had written to William Greene, governor of Rhode Island, on 9 May
, Adams Papers
). There Adams requested Greene's assistance for Johannes de Lover & Sons of Amsterdam, the owners of a vessel captured by
, a British privateer commanded by a Capt. Kentith, then recaptured and taken into Providence. Unfortunately the papers enclosed with Adams' letter to Congress have not been found, and there is no additional extant correspondence between Adams, Congress, and Greene on the matter.