Amsterdam 30 April 1789
We had the pleasure of waiting on you in May & in Octr. [As Pr:] informing you by the latter of your good luck of your number 995. of the Obligato. of 4 per Ct. whch. had a price drawn of ƒ1000: —one thousand Guilds. among those drawn Last Year conform the agreemt. whch Should be at your disposal by Sending us a Receipt for the Same.
tho’ we Continue Without any of your esteemed favors, we embrace this opportunity to Congratulate you on your Election whch we are persuaded will prove to the benifit & dignity of the United States & hope it will likewise be to your satisfaction after all the trouble you take on you.
We always flattered ourselves we Long ago should have heard from you, and we hope not by the distance you now are at, to be entirely out of your Remembrance, We beg leave to pay our Respectfull Compliments to Mrs. Adams & have the honor to Remain with great esteem / Sir Your most obedient servants
Wilhem & Jan Willink
MHi: Adams Papers.