Papers of John Adams, volume 16

359 Wilhem & Jan Willink, Nicolaas & Jacob van Staphorst, and De la Lande & Fynje to John Adams, 28 October 1784 Willink, Van Staphorst, and De la Lande & Fynje Adams, John
From Wilhem & Jan Willink, Nicolaas & Jacob van Staphorst, and De la Lande & Fynje
Sir, Amsterdam the. 28 October 1784.

We received your Excellency’s most Esteemed Favoúr of the 10th. Instt. which advice ús that Mr. Jefferson having Orders from Congress to receive a Súm of Money in Europe, your Excelly. had furnish’d a draft upon ús in his favoúr of ƒ6000:—:— to which due honoúr is paid—. The Same reception will meet your Excellys. draft on ús of £1000.— in favoúr of Collo. Humphriys Secretary as there is a Sufficient Sum of Money in Cash—.

We received the receit of Mr. van den Yver of the £4800.— paid to your Excelly. Son, and We’ll charge it to the account of the States as part of yoúr Excelly. Salary—.

We have the Honoúr to remain very respectfúlly. / Sir / Your Excellys. most Obednt. / Most Humble Servants

Wilhem & Jan Willink Nics. & Jacob van Staphorst. de la Lande & fÿnje

if your Excellency is pleased to dispose the £1000— st we pray to apply to messrs. Van den Yver freres, who we charged to make the payment to your satisfaction.

The Lotery has been drawn according to your Excellency’s order and the payment shall be also performed.

We Long extreemly for letters of his Excelly Robt. Morris Esqr. and the ratification of Congress of this second Loan since we Continue Without any Notice from his part.

RC (Adams Papers); internal address: “To his Excelly. John Adams Esqr. / Auteuil Near Paris.”

David Humphreys’ Memorandum to the American Commissioners, 30 October 1784 Humphreys, David American Commissioners
David Humphreys’ Memorandum to the American Commissioners
Paris Octobr. 30. 1784

The Secretary of the Commission by appointment waited on the Duke of Dorset & delivered to him two Letters from the American Ministers dated the 28th instant: whereupon the British Ambassador 360 desired Mr Humphreys to inform the Ministers of the United States, “that being entirely unacquainted with the negotiations proposed through Mr Hartley to the Court of London, he could say nothing on that subject except that he would write concerning it to his Court— With respect to the explanations & arrangements suggested in the other Letter (which he would also transmit) he did not doubt but that whatever was equitable would be done— in the meantime he wished the American Plenipotentiaries to be informed that he would make them acquainted with the result so soon as he should receive the necessary instructions—” The foregoing is the purport of the verbal Answer of the Duke of Dorset according to the best of my recollection

D Humphreys

MS in David Humphreys’ hand (PCC, No. 116, f. 61).