From Willink, Van Staphorst & Hubbard
Amsterdam 4 April 1793
We had the pleasure to address you our last Respects the 17 August past, and have now the honor to transmit you Abstract of your Account Current with us for the Department of State up to this Date, the Balance whereof due unto us Holld. cy. ƒ13,255.6. augmenting constantly by fresh Disposals, for the Objects to be supplied by your Department. We are persuaded You will have attended, to provide us with further Remittances, to be placed to the Credit of this Account. We are respectfully Sir Your most obedient and very humble Servants
Wilhem & Jan Willink
N & J. Van Staphorst & Hubbard
RC (DLC); in the hand of Van Staphorst & Hubbard, signed by the two firms; at foot of text: “Thos. Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as a 2 Apr. 1793 letter received 17 May 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Dupl (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by the two firms; at head of text: “Copy”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 June 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Account of Department of State with Willink, Van Staphorst & Hubbard, 2 Apr. 1793, containing entries for 30 June 1792–2 Apr. 1793 (MS in DLC, in a clerk’s hand, signed by the two firms; PrC of Tr in DLC, in a clerk’s hand; PrC of another Tr in DLC, in a clerk’s hand; Tr in MHi, 19th-century copy).
TJ submitted this letter and its enclosure to the President on 8 June 1793 (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 164).