Adams Papers

From John Adams to Wilhem & Jan Willink, 13 September 1782

To Wilhem & Jan Willink

The Hague sept 13. 1782


I have recd your two Letters1 for which I am obliged to you. This is an affair of Some Delicacy and Difficulty, but all Things considered I have concluded not to make any opposition to the Application of Messrs Van Staphorsts. Upon the whole, I hope the United States will be benefited rather than injured as you have found in my Letter to the society of the 10th. I would not advise an Application in behalf of the general Loan, without a Prospect of success.

I Shall observe your Caution, and not mention what you desire me to conceal.

I hope our Loan will not languish much. After a little time perhaps it may do better than ever.

With great Esteem &c.

LbC (Adams Papers).

1Of 5 and 11 Sept., above.

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