From Wilhem & Jan Willink
Amsterdam 9 March 1784
Agreable to your esteemed favour we have the honour to inclose your acct Amounting to ƒ1528:17:8 and charge Said Sum to the United States, having no Doubt, but your Excellency’s will find all right,1
Mr. Meyers tells us you’ll Send the papers to us, we Shall be glad the Same come in time to be Send to Congress by the Ships first sailing whch. may be in two or three days.2
The Loan goes tolerably well, and we are in great hopes to clear all the matter.
We remain With great esteem. / Sir / Your Excellency’s Most / Humble & Obedt Servants
Wilhem & Jan Willink
Account of Several bills payd by order & for Account of His Excellency John Adams Esqre: as follow
|To Messrs: Duncan Ingraham Junr: as||by q . . . . . . . . . . .||ƒ 1041. 7 —|
|to Mr: P: J: Gillot. Tea Merchant . . .||do. . . . . . . . . . . . .||51.19. 8|
|to Mr: Cornelis Warner. diffrent sorts||of wine, do: . . . . .||357.19 —|
|to J: A: Crajenschot. Bookseller . . . .||do: . . . . . . . . . . . .||77.12 —|
|Dutch Curry:||ƒ 1528.17. 8|
RC (Adams Papers); internal address: “To his Excellency / John Adams Esqr. s’ Hague”; endorsed: “Messrs Willinks / 9. March. with my / Account.”
1. JA had written to the consortium on 5 March concerning the payments to Duncan Ingraham Jr. and Jacobus Adrianus Crajenschot, as well as to the wine merchant, but he did not mention there the debt owed the tea merchant. JA directed that the expenses be charged to his account with the United States “as part of my Salary” (LbC, APM Reel 107).