[dateline] The Hague, 27 April 1782
Since your departure from here, nothing has happened except that yesterday the province
of Holland made a resolution to the Russian court refusing the peace proposal from
The resolution was communicated to the states general yesterday, after which the
states of Holland adjourned until next Wednesday.
Here are several letters that were brought to me from the inn. I offered to pay the
postage for them, but the innkeeper told me that you had instructed him to pay it
and to bring me the letters that arrive for you.
Since we are both busy with moving, I believe I must be as considerate of your time
as I am of my own and, as a result, be short.
Mr. Gyselaar left for Gorkum2
to visit his ill mother.
I send my cordial regards to Mr. Thaxter; my wife and daughter do as well, and pay
their respects to you with those, sir, of your very humble and very obedient servant