[dateline] Amstm. 25 Sept. 1780
Messrs. van Vollenhoven, not with standing all the credit they have for the United
States of North America Cannot accept of the Commission, Which You have done them
the honour to propose, for Reason that their Branch of Comerce being fixt to the Baltick,
they Cannot Wel extend it so far as North America.1
I have the honour to be with great Your most h: Servt.