To William Short
Treasury Department May 7th 1792
The President having ratified the three last loans, namely one of six millions of florins at five per Cent interest;1 one of three Millions at four per Cent2 and that which has been negociated at Antwerp,3 I herewith transmit you the instrument of ratification concerning the latter. The two former I have thought best to enclose directly to the Commissioners in Amsterdam4 under an impression that this at the time of its arrival may possibly5 not find you at the Hague.
I have the honor to be with great consideration Sir Your Obedt. Servant
William Short Esqr.
Minister Resident of the
United States at the Hague
LS, William Short Papers, Library of Congress; LS, marked “2nd,” William Short Papers, Library of Congress; LS, Marked "3rd," Widener Library, Harvard University
4. H’s letter to Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard has not been found.
5. The word “possibly” is in the handwriting of H.