In conference with the G[rand] Pen[sionary] Bleiswick. He told me, it was determined to sign the Treaty of Commerce, on Monday
next at Noon. That I should not find the Greffier Fagel for that being Saturday, he
would spend it at his Country Seat and not come to Town. That the Revolution in the
Crimea and the commotions among the Tartars would probably find Employment enough
for Russia. That there were some Symptoms of Anglomanie, in Sweeden. That there was
no News from Paris about Peace, that Mr. Brantzen had not, when the last Advices came
away, had his first Audience, of the King.
I went next to Mr. Fagels house, but the Answer was that on Saturdays the Greffier
never came to Town.
There is in the Rotterdamche Courant of to day the following Article from Philadelphia
of the 7. August. Het is opmerldyk dat de Staaten Generaal, de Onafhanglykheit der
Vereenigde Staaten, juist op den 19 April dezes Jaars erkend hebben, zynde die dag
de zevende Verjaring van den Veldslag by Lexington, en dat deze zaak nog opmerklyker
maakt is, dat de Eerste Memorie van den Heer Adams, die zulk een grooten Indruk op
de Hollandsche Natie gemaakt heeft, gedagteekend is den 19 April 1781.2
Money of the Low countries3
The Florin = 2 Scallings & 6. Sols
The Scalling = 7s. = 12s. 6d. of France.
Crown = 9 Scallings = 5£: 12s: 6d. of France.
17 Patars = 1 [l.t.]4
12s. of France.
The Plaquette = 6s: 3d.
9 liards = 3s: 9d.