From Wilhem and Jan Willink,
Nicholaas and Jacob Van Staphorst,
and Nicholas Hubbard1
[Amsterdam, March 1, 1791. “You’ll thereby see, that after deducting
2 Pr. Cent Premium
½ Ct. Brokerage
½ Ct. for Seals, Notary’s Signatures, Charges &c. Advertisements, Papers for the Bonds and other incidental Expences, there remains but
1 “ “ for our Commission
4 Per Cent that We fixed with Mr. Short to do the Business for: We at that time calculated to give but 1½ per Cent Premium to the Undertakers, But when It was question of only a Sacrifice of our Interest, to accelerate Mr. Short’s Wish to open the Loan immediately, We did not balance a Moment to make it, by allowing Two per Cent premium, the least We could obtain the Money for.” Letter not found.]
Extract from a letter from Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard to William Short, August 25, 1791 (Short Family Papers, Library of Congress). The letter from which this extract is taken is printed as an enclosure to Short to H, August 31, 1791.
1. On November 29, 1790, H had written to Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard for the information contained in this letter.