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From John Adams to Wilhem & Jan Willink and Nicolaas & Jacob van Staphorst, 18 December 1786

To Wilhem & Jan Willink and Nicolaas & Jacob van Staphorst

Grosvr. square Decr. 18. 1786


I have this moment the honor of your Letter the 12th. of Decr. I am not able to say what orders Congress may give about the farther disposition of the remaining part of the 80.000 Dollars but I am of your opinion that the Treasury board directed the payment of the premiums in new Bonds from an apprehension they should not be able to provide timely for the february interest, I know of no probabilty of a further draught for the purpose of treating with the Barbary Powers. to any considerable ammount before next spring and therefore I must venture to approve of your proposal to appropriate, a part of it to the payment of the premiums, being fully of your opinion, that such a measure will have benificial Consequences on the Credit of America

I am &c

J. A.

LbC in WSS’s hand (Adams Papers description begins Adams Family Correspondence, ed. L. H. Butterfield, Marc Friedlaender, Richard Alan Ryerson, Margaret A. Hogan, and others, Cambridge, 1963– . description ends ); internal address: “Messrs. Willinks / & / Van staphorsts”; APM Reel 113.

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