[dateline] The Hague October 12. 1782
Yesterday, afternoon Mr Van der Burg, Van Spieringshaek the Agent of their High Mightinesses
brought me the inclosed Resolution, relative to a Vessell of Mr Dubbledemuts.1
I promised to inclose it to Congress. I would have it translated here but I have
not time. I presume Congress has or will have an Interpreter for the Low Dutch.
It is much to be desired that Congress would take Some Measures to inquire into this
The Cause of my being so pressed, for Time is, that I am preparing to set off for
Paris, and have not only all my Dispatches to make up, to send the Treaty, but have
Obligations to sign respecting the Loan, that So essential a Business may not Stand
still in my absence.
Mr Jay writes me that Mr oswald has recd a Commission to treat of Peace with the Commissioners
of the United States of America.2
I Shall set off for Paris next Week.3
[salute] I have the Honour to be, &c
[signed] J. Adams