Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Wilhem and Jan Willink, Nicholaas and Jacob Van Staphorst, and Nicholas Hubbard, 1 August 1794

From Wilhem and Jan Willink, Nicholaas
and Jacob Van Staphorst, and Nicholas Hubbard1

Triplicate. Orig: Pr. Ship Peggy. Elliot.
Dupl. Pr. Ship Adrianne. Fitzpatrick.

Amsterdam 1 August 1794


Being deprived of your esteemed favors, since We had the pleasure to address you the 15th Ultimo, We have now chiefly to transmit you the Account Current of the United States with us, up to 31 Ultimo, The Balance whereon due by us Holland Currency f 1,481,-729. 3.—We transfer to their Credit in a new Account.

Mr. Jay, having wrote us, that his Powers not extending to the case upon which We asked his directions, He did not consider himself authorized to give us any advice or opinion on the subject:2 But at same time favoring us with his opinion as a private Citizen, that the United States ought to be prepared for every Event, whether more or less probable, We have taken ye most strong and efficacious measures, to have Your Order for Saltpetre executed:3 In consequence of which We hope, in a short time, to be able to forward You Bill of Lading for the parcel We purchased in Hamburgh, and to advise the final purchase in Copenhagen, of the remainder of the Quantity to compleat the One Hundred Tons you desired to be shipped on account of the United States.

We are respectfully   Sir!   Your most obedient and very humble servants

Wilhem & Jan Willink

N & J Van Staphorst & Hubbard

Five per Cent Bonds of the U.S. 98¼ a 98½ p Ct.

Alexr. Hamilton Esqr. Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S.

LS, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard were the bankers for the United States in Amsterdam.

3See H to Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard, May 8, 1794; Willink, Van Staphorst, and Hubbard to H, July 1, 15, 1794.

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