From Jan Willink
Amsterdam 10 June 1784.
The express set of thursday morning the 3d of June, with the bills of exchange, your letter to Mr. J: Barclay Esqr. & a letter from us to Mess: Van den Yver Freres & Comp̃: at Paris to furnish him with the necessary money, the reason, why I did not advice the same was occasioned by a Severe Sickness of mine eldest Son, who retained me at my seat, & who is thank the Almightÿ on the way of recoverÿ, I suppose you’ll be so Kind to approve of this apologÿ, & to be so obliging as to excuse this Carelesness;
RC (Adams Papers); internal address: “To. His Excellency John Adams Esqr.”