Adams Papers

John Adams to Wilhem & Jan Willink, 20 July 1784

To Wilhem & Jan Willink

The Hague July 20. 1784


In Answer to your Favour of Yesterday,1 I have to inform you, that I have received my Trunks, brought by the Express, and approve of your paying him the Sum of an hundred Ducats for all Charges and charging the Same to the United States of america. You will please to mention in your Article of Charge that it is for an Express Sent to Paris to carry a Quantity of Bills of Exchange to Mr Barclay and to bring back Papers and Effects belonging to the United States and to me. I am obliged to you, Gentlemen for the Trouble you have had in this Affair and am with great Regard &c

LbC (Adams Papers); internal address: “Messrs Wilhem and John Willink”; APM Reel 107.

1No 19 July letter from the Willinks has been found. The loan consortium did write on that date (Adams Papers), but in response to JA’s letter of the 17th ordering it to pay Samuel and Moses Meyers ƒ 550 to honor a bill of exchange dated 15 Feb. 1780 (LbC, APM Reel 107).

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