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Docno: ADMS-06-13-02-0071

Author: Willink, Wilhem & Jan (business)
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1782-06-14

From Wilhem & Jan Willink

[salute] Sir

We take the liberty to pray your Excellency to inform us, if Autruchian, Danish, prussian Ships shall be received in America, and permitted to unLoad and Load again for their return, we beg pardon of troubling your Excellency with this question because we'd not Load in Such Colours if we are not assured they'll be admitted in America to unLoad.1
We have the honour to remain with respectfull Consideration Sir Your Excellency's most Humble & Obedt Servants
[signed] Wilhem & Jan Willink
We receive together just now, your Excellency's favours,2 both together, to the contents of whch. we Shall pay due Respect.
1. In his reply of 15 June, JA stated, “You may be assured, that Austrian, Danish, Prussian Ships and all other Ships and Flaggs in the World, except English will be readily admitted, into any Port of the United States and to Unload and load again for their Return, provided they dont carry any Thing of the Growth, Production or Manufacture of the British Dominions” (Adams Papers).
2. The first and second ofBoth 13 June, above.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/