Amsterdam 21 Sbr. 1787
By our present communications we think it our duty to give you in consideration, whether it would not be the most sure to put in the Bank the money we have [. . .] the other house has in hands belonging to Congress, Since we consider it the most sure place for security in case of unhappy tribulation.
if you judge it proper, you’ll order the Houses to put the object each had in hands in banks, but we pray you to mention nothing of our writing, to whch. we are only moved by our Zeal for the intrest of the United States trusted to our care.
With our compliments to your Lady we remain with great esteem / Sir, Your most Obedt Servants
Wilhem & Jan Willink
Since Mr. Rucker is in London please to enquire if he shall pay the bills when due.
MHi: Adams Papers.