This morning Mr. Deneufville's son came here with his father's carriage and at about
ten o clock Pappa, Mr. Deneufville son, brother Charles, and myself went to see the
admiralty. We saw all the magazines of cables, ropes compasses, Blocks, sails, Flags,
&c. After this we went on board one of the Dutch Men of war of seventy four Guns which
was on the camels which are machines made to lift the body of the ship this harbour
not being deep enough to come in without. The ship is call'd the Admiral de Ruyter
who was a famous dutch Admiral. The Ships here are not so long as the French ships
are in general. The Officers on board treated us with a great deal of Politeness.
The dutch ships as well as every thing else in Holland are exceeding clean. The decks
are as clean as any room could be kept. After this we went on board a yatcht which
was very fine and elegant indeed. This Yatcht is for the Admiralty whenever they go
out on a party of pleasure. After this we went to see a seventy four gun ship which
is on the stocks and then we came home again, when we got to our lodgings Mr. Deneufville
son left us. We all dined at home. After dinner Pappa went to the Premiere Bible2
to see some American Gentlemen who live there. Pappa got back at about six oclock.