[dateline] Amsterdam 7. April 1782
I have communicated your Letter, which You did me the honor to write me on the 21st.
Ulto., to Messs. Ingraham & Bromfield of this City, who have furnished in the inclosed
Letter a List of Merchants as You desired, to which I beg leave to add Richard Cranch
Esqr of Boston.
There will probably be, after a Peace, a considerable Trade between the several Ports
of the United States of America and Trieste, thro’ which place I fancy several American
Productions will find their Way into the Interior of the Austrian Dominions. I should
be obliged to You for your Sentiments of this Trade, and what Commodities Americans
may dispose of in that quarter, and what they may recieve in return.
[salute] I have the honor to be, Sir, &c