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From John Adams to Wilhem & Jan Willink, Nicolaas & Jacob van Staphorst, and De la Lande & Fynje, 29 December 1783

To Wilhem & Jan Willink, Nicolaas & Jacob van Staphorst, and De la Lande & Fynje

London Decr: 29th. 1783.

Gentlemen.

I have just received the Letter, you did me the Honour to write me on the 23d: instt: and approve very much of your proposed application to the Regency of Amsterdam. But I hope to consult with you, more particularly very soon.— I shall sett off as soon as possible, but as I must go round by Calais and Antwerp. and the Season is extremely rigorous, and travelling very bad, I fear it will be ten Days before I can pay my Respects to you at Amsterdam. I will however lose as little Time as possible.1

With great Regards I have the Honour to be, Gentlemen, your most Obedient, Humble Servant.

LbC in JQA’s hand (Adams Papers); internal address: “Messrs: Wilhem and Jan Willink / Nicholas and Jacob Van Staphorst / and De la Lande and Fynje.”; APM Reel 107.

1For an account of JA’s harrowing journey, which followed a different route, see his 24 Jan. 1784 letter to Benjamin Franklin, below.

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