. The Van Staphorsts agreed to the loan on 25 July, conditioned only on JA
's certifying that Ridley's commission to raise the loan was authentic. On 28 July
provided a certificate to that effect, which Ridley presented to the Van Staphorsts
on the 29th. The loan agreement was signed on the 31st (MHi
: Matthew Ridley's Journal).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.