Adams Papers

To John Adams from Jan Willink, 11 January 1788

Amsterdam 11 Jany 1787 [1788]


We have before us your Excell favor of 4 ins inclosing

20 coupons due 1 febr @ 40ƒ ƒ 800
20 do. —1 June next 50 ƒ 1000
ƒ 1800

Whch. payments we anticipate with much pleasure as we have no doubts to receive the remittd from the board of treasury to discharge the June interest & in consequence we inclose you two new bonds

ƒ 2000— purchased at 76 1/21 & 6 ƒ 1730
of whch we also keep the Coupons & in consequence bonify you on the same the interest from 1. Jany to 1 June 5/mth. 4 & 13
ƒ 1888.7
In consequence a ballance is due to us of 88.7

For whch. you’ll send us a Small bill on the houses.

We put the books Mr. dillon sent to us to the care of a bookseller & ordered proper advertisement of the Same, but as little English books are read here, he has sold none of them.

We wished that instead of getting the bonds so much under par, an agis was payed on the Same, whch. should greatly be favourable to the credit, as this shows to our great gains hitherto no Sufficient confidence for the United States, & we apprehend, this will no take place, before the new convention is adopted & maintained & a system of regular punctuality is introduced and observed.

We Shall take information abt. the Chariot & inform your excellency abt. it.

We beg leave to present our respectable Compliments to your Lady & remain With great esteem / Sir Your most Humbl & Obt Servants

Wilhem & Jan Willink

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