From Jean de Neufville & Fils
Amsterdam the <
9>11th. Aprill 1781
May we thank yoúr Excellency for her obliging favoúr, which brought ús the Bills accepted, that which Yoúr Excellency refers to ús; we will write to Doctr. Franklin aboút as yoúr Excellency directs, supposing it to be agreable so as to keep the parties by themselfs;1 We shall have again to join some gazettes to this; and for the moment we are happy to see that every thing seems to go well According to Circúmstances, bútt as for the Loan we are Sorry we still remain in the same situation, we wish some good Accoúnt may alter this matter also soon for the better.
With all Respectfúll Regard we have the honoúr to be, Honourable Sir Yoúr Excellencys most devoted obedient humble Servants
John de Neufville & Son
RC (Adams Papers).
1. In a letter of 10 April (LbC, Adams Papers), JA returned seven bills of exchange that Jean de Neufville & Fils had sent to him in a letter of 28 March and inquired about in another of 3 April, both above. JA accepted six of the bills, but with regard to the seventh he requested that the Neufvilles write to Benjamin Franklin to determine if he already had accepted it. They did so on 11 April (Franklin, Papers description begins The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, ed. Leonard W. Labaree, William B. Willcox (from vol. 15), Claude A. Lopez (vol. 27), Barbara B. Oberg (from vol. 28), Ellen R. Cohn (from vol. 36), and others, New Haven, 1959– . description ends , 34:529–530).