From Van Staphorst & Hubbard
Amsterdam 29 November 1792
With your respected favor of 16 ulto. we received Two very large and Three Smaller Packetts of Letters for Mr. Short, which we have the pleasure to inform you, have safely reached his Hands at the Hague.
We have never heard that the Letter bag of the Ship Sion was saved, No Letters by her have ever been received here. We are respectfully Sir! Your most obd. hble Servants
N & J. Van Staphorst & Hubbard
Dupl (DNA: RG 59, Accounting Records, Letters from Amsterdam Bankers); at head of text: “Duplicate”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 Mch. 1793 and so recorded in SJL.
Van Staphorst & Hubbard transmitted a copy of TJ’s 16 Oct. 1792 dispatch and its enclosures in a letter to Short of 26 Nov. 1792 (RC in DLC: Short Papers; endorsed by Short as received 27 Nov. 1792).