Recipient: Jenings, Edmund
[dateline] Amsterdam Feb. 5. 1781
[salute] Dear Sir
Yours of 31. Jan. is arrived. A Courier is arrived from Petersburg, who carried the
Notice of Sir Yorkes leaving the Hague. All's well in the north.
The Courtiers in England, who indeed compose the nation, flatter themselves they shall
raise the Devil in Holland. They may raise a Spirit but it will be a good one. The
Symptems are very Strong. If popular Rage gets loose it will not dewitt,1
John Adams, John De Neuville and Van berkel as the Anglomans hoped, but the Anglomans
themselves. However, I think there will be no Commotions but all will go well.
The Translator, is very willing that any Notes and Additions may be made. If you get
one of the Books pray send it by the Post. The Translator, has circulated many Things
here, the Memoire, Hows Narrative and Burgoines, &c. These have had a wonderfull Effect
here. And there are so many Wits at Work, that good Sentiments will prevail here in