[dateline] Amsterdam the 8 augst. 1782
We beg Leave to refer to our last letter of 11 July, by whch. we prayed, your Excellency
to inform us, of abt. the Sums the drafts of Mr Laurens might amount to.
We have Since payed f 491:12— to Messrs: Gerb: Rarekes & J: G: Thin van Kulen, whch.
is charged in acct: to the United States of America, and we inclose the lease of the
Said Gentlemen were pay'd of the half year's rent in arrear, now due to miss Van Tarelink
who being in the Country, we want to wait her return to settle it.
In consequence of your Excellency's writing,1
to advice rather to Congress a few hundred thousand Guilders under the Sum in cash,
than to exceed it anything, we take the liberty to pray your Excellency to inform
us, what Sum we are to advice in Cash for congress to his Exc: Mr. Livingston.
We have received hitherto f 1.484000:— of whch. the intrest runs for acct. of Congress
of f1.314000:— from 1 June
of " 170000:— from 1 July
of whch. your Excellency'll be pleased to take notice.
We have forwarded the letters, with the copies of the obligations to congress.
The original with Capn. Samuel Smedley bound to Philadelphia.
The duplicate With Capn. Moses Grinell bound to Boston.
The triplicate Sent to nantes, to be forwarded by the first Ship.
The quadruplicate with Capn. Shubael Spooner, bound to Philadelphia, (we saÿ) Baltimore.
And the quintuplicate'll be Send by the very first Ship, whch. shall be ready.
[salute] We have the honour to remain most respectfully. Sir Your Excellencys Most Humble and
[signed] Wilhem & Jan Willink
[signed] Nics. & Jacob van Staphorst
[signed] de la Lande & fynje