Adams Papers

From John Adams to States General of the Netherlands, 1 October 1787

To their High Mightinesses the Lords the States General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries
A Memorial-

[October 1, 1787]

High and mighty Lords-

The Subscriber, Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America, has the Honour to acquaint your High Mightinesses that Congress, on the twenty fourth Day of July last resolved that Mr Dumas be permitted to occupy and reside in the House of the United States at the Hague, untill a Minister of the United States Shall arrive there, or untill the further Order of Congress; and that Mr Adams, (the Subscriber) do direct Such Repairs to be made, at the Expence of the United States, to the Said House, as may be really necessary to render it tenantable. That the Subscriber has accordingly directed, Messieurs Wilhem and Jan Willink, Nicholas and Jacob van Staphorst, Bankers of the United States at Amsterdam together with Mr Dumas or make the Reparations of the House, according to the Intentions and Order of Congress.

The Subscriber has therefore the Honour to request of your High Mightinesses, all that friendly Countenance and Assistance to Messrs Dumas, Willinks <et>and Vanstaphorsts, which they may reasonably request, and as Congress, is similar cases would be always chearfully willing to render to any Persons in America employed in services for your High Mightinesses.

Done this 1st. Day of October One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Seven.

John Adams.

DNA: Papers of the Continental Congress.

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