[dateline] Amsterdam April 30. 1782
I ought to make an apology, for delaying So long to answer your Favour of the Sixteenth
accompanied with Some printed Copies, of the Address of Thanks from the Body of Merchants
and Manufacturers of the City of Leyden, to the great Council.
The great Qualities, which this Nation has always displayed upon occasions proper
to call them Forth, appear with too much Splendour upon this occasion to be mistaken.