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Docno: ADMS-06-13-02-0083

Author: Willink, Wilhem & Jan (business)
Author: Staphorst, Nicolaas & Jacob van (business)
Author: La Lande & Fynje, de (business)
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1782-06-29

From Wilhem & Jan Willink, Nicolaas & Jacob van Staphorst, and De la Lande & Fynje

[salute] Sir

In conformity of our agreement we have the honor to accompany your Excellency herewith 25 English and 25 dutch copies of the General Bonds of the Loan of Five Millions for the United States of America, viz: five copies of each Million, to be forwarded to Congress by five different opportunities, in order to get the Ratification thereon.
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Respecting the Rent of your House we have Spoken to the Gentlemen who have the direction of it, but as they wish to have your Excellency's Approbation for the new Bail they told us yesterday that they would write you themselves about it,1 which of consequence we make no doubt but they'll have done and we'll expect your orders if we Shall pay their demand.
We remain with perfect Esteem Sir! Your most obedt. hble. Servts.
[signed] Wilhem & Jan Willink
[signed] Nics. & Jacob van Staphorst
[signed] de la Lande & fÿnje
Instead of the aforementioned five copies we only send your Excellency Three copies of each Million, the others not being ready as yet. We shall be very glad to receive the Bonds for the Second Million as soon as your Excellency has signed them.
1. From Gerbrand Ravekes & J. G. Thin van Keulen, 29 June, above.

Docno: ADMS-06-13-02-0084

Author: Thaxter, John
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1782-06-30

From John Thaxter

[salute] Sir

Between 6 and 7 this morning Capt. Trowbridge came and delivered me the five Letters and News Papers inclosed.1
Every thing in a quiet state on the other side the Water—Provissions plenty and cheap—hard Money not scarce. He has brought Tobacco, and Sugar and Coffee from Boston. Sugar and Coffee from Boston to Amsterdam, is a Phenomenon in the mercantile World, and ought not to be forgotten.
If there are any Letters for me, please to inclose them to Messs. Ingraham and Bromfield, they may come by the Chariot de Poste at six o. Clock tomorrow Morning.
I have the Honor to be &ca.
[signed] J. T.
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “His Excellency Mr. Adams”; endorsed: “Thaxter 30. June 1782”; notation by JA: “Pestel de Republica batavar Janiçon. chez de tune libraire pres le marechal de turenne.” JA's notation has nothing to do with Thaxter's letter but presumably is an instance where JA used an available piece of paper to jot down a note to himself. The note indicates that Frederik Willem von Pestel's Commentarii de Republica Batava (Leyden, 1782) and François Michel Janiçon's Etat présent de la république des Provinces-Unies, et des païs qui en dépendent (4th ed., 2 vols., The Hague, 1755) were at the bookseller near the Mare• { 140 } schall de Turenne, an inn at The Hague. The Catalogue of JA's Library indicates that he acquired both volumes.
1. JA wrote to AA on 1 July and indicated that two of the letters were hers of 10 and 22 April, with a third likely being Isaac Smith Sr.'s of 6 May (AFC, 4:337, 305–308, 313–317). A fourth letter may have been Richard Cranch's of 31 Jan. (same, 4:281–282), for which see the letter of 1 July from Jan van Heukelom & Zoon, below.
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, 2018.