. Immediately preceding this letter in the Letterbook is the notation by John Thaxter:
“Amsterdam 25th Novr. 1780. Delivered Mr. Wilkinson an English Gentleman, Originals
of 16th. 17th & 25th Novr. and Duplicates of some of prior date, to go to St. Eustatia,
by the Cariolanus Aletta, Captn. Magnus.” Apparently these letters were lost for neither
this first letter of 25 Nov., nor those of 16
Nov. (both above) were received by Congress.