From Jacob Gerrit Diriks
Dunkerque Chez Mad: La veuve Buys rue de
Soubise No. 24 7 Junii 1789
Last year when I had the honor to pay my respects to You, Your Excellency did give me great hopes that Congress would take Such Measures, as to pay these foreign officers who have Served the American Cause, and that You had wrote on that Subject to the President of Congress.
As I am now informed that Your Excellency had received an answer, Whereby You should be autorised to discharge the Interest and Capital due to us, I take the Liberty to beg Your Excellency to inform Me if that resolution regards the French officers only, or both Dutch and French who at an early period of the late Contest f[l]ocked to the American Standard.—I have the Honor to be with Respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient and Most humble Servant,
RC (DLC); underneath signature: “Capitaine au Service de france”; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 11 June 1789.