Jan Hendrick Christian Heinaken to Tench Coxe2
[Philadelphia, January 9, 1794]
Mr. Heineken has the honor of informing Mr Coxe in answer to his note of the 7th Inst That he does not know of any law of the United Netherlands, admitting a free commercial intercouse of Foreign nations with the Dutch colonies on the continent. It has been tolerated in paying a duty of 5 Ct. on Imports, and the Vessels of the United States have carried there flour, Indian corn, pork, beef, fish, Staves, boards, Shingles, Shipbread, bar iron, tar, pitch and Turpentine.*
And are allowed to export only Rum and molasses, paying the same duty of 5 Cent, Sugar, coffee, cotton, cocoa being prohibited, ⟨–⟩ and dye woods are probably permitted.
The Vessels of the United States and all foreigners pay a tonnage of [6 florins last.]3
2. Copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
3. Material within brackets is in Coxe’s handwriting.