Adams Papers

To John Adams from Wilhem & Jan Willink, Nicolaas & Jacob van Staphorst, and De la Lande & Fynje, 12 December 1782

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

Amstr. the 12 Decembr. 1782


We had the Honour to write yoúr Excellency the 9th. of this month, to which we beg Leave to refer. Since none of Yoúr Esteemed favours Shall this Serve Principaly to advice yoúr Excellency that Mr. Dúmas of the Hague has Send ús a General account of Repairs to the House whereof the Amount is ƒ 1714.6— and as We have Seen Yoúr Excellency’s pleasure in having them immediatly paid off., we begg’d Mr. Dumas to assign Said Sum directely on us, in order to Conform ús to Yoúr Excellency’s desire1

As we are Writting to his Excellency Robert Morris Esqr. we give him notice that during the month of November past the Obligations by ús distributed amounts to a Sum of ƒ 98000:—2

We have the honoúr to remain with the Sincerest regard. / Sir. / Your Excellency’s most / Obedt. most humb Servants

Wilhem & Jan Willink

Nics. & Jacob van Staphorst.

de la Lande & fynje

RC (Adams Papers); internal address: “His Excellency John Adams Esqr. / at Paris.”

1For the consortium’s reimbursement of Dumas, see their letter of [ca. 23 Dec.], below.

2Probably their letter of 9 Dec., which Morris acknowledged in his 8 May 1783 letter to the consortium but which has not been found (Morris, Papers description begins The Papers of Robert Morris, 1781–1784, ed. E. James Ferguson, John Catanzariti, Elizabeth M. Nuxoll, Mary A. Gallagher, and others, Pittsburgh, 1973–1999; 9 vols. description ends , 8:17–18).

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