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5. This report, which was likely conveyed by Johan Isaac de Swart, the Dutch resident from 1773 to 1794 (Repertorium, 3:268), was erroneous and concerned Robert Jasper van Capellen van de Marsch, but for its currency, see Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den Pol's letter of 2 May, above. In fact, a Dutch minister to the United States was not appointed until 1783, and then it was Pieter Johan van Berckel, brother of Engelbert Fran├žois van Berckel (Repertorium, 3:271; AFC, 4:362).
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