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. This report, which was likely conveyed by Johan Isaac de Swart, the Dutch resident
from 1773 to 1794 (
, 3:268), was erroneous and concerned Robert Jasper van Capellen van de Marsch, but
for its currency, see Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den Pol's letter of 2 May
, above. In fact, a Dutch minister to the United States was not appointed until 1783,
and then it was Pieter Johan van Berckel, brother of Engelbert François van Berckel