To Duncan Ingraham Jr.
The Hague Feby: 22d. 1784.
I am ashamed to have, let your Letter remain so long unanswered— I did not know untill I rec’d it that you had paid for me the Rent or sent so many Parcells to America. There is a small Difference between your Account and mine, but your’s may be the right one. if you can find it, consistent to come with Mrs: Ingraham and my friend Duncan and take a Dinner with me, or alone, I will pay you the Ballance here. if not I will write to Messrs: Willinks, Van Staphorsts & de la Lande & Fynje to pay you and take your Receipt, upon your Account, Copy of which you will be so good as to leave, with them to send to me with a Receipt upon it.1
I wish you and your Family all Happiness and particularly, a pleasant Voyage, whenever you go.
with much Esteem &c
LbC in JQA’s hand (Adams Papers); internal address: “Mr: Ingraham.”; APM Reel 107.
1. The letter from Ingraham, an Amsterdam merchant, has not been found, but JA’s 5 March letter to the consortium requesting that it pay Ingraham’s account indicates that it was probably dated 23 Jan. (LbC, APM Reel 107). For the payment of the account, see Wilhem & Jan Willink’s letter of 9 March, below.