Amsterdam 4 May 1787
We have to acquaint Your Excellency that the Time drawing now very near for the payment of the Interest Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Guilders due by the United–States first June, and as it would be advantageous to have it inserted in the Public–papers so early as possible, We are very uneasy at the total silence of the Board of Treasury to us on the subject. We still flatter ourselves the British April Packet, will agreeably dispel our Fears of not receiving timely provision, And at all Events earnestly entreat your Excellency’s directions, what measures we are to pursue in this Business, for if the interest was not exactly pay’d at the day would occasion a Severe Stop to yr Credit.
We are very respectfully / Your Excellency’s / Most obedient hble Servants
Wilhem & Jan Willink
Nic:s Jacob Van Staphorst
MHi: Adams Papers.