[dateline] Amsterdam, 22 April 1782
[salute] Sir and very honored friend
A few weeks ago you met Mr. Saportas,1
the broker, at my house. I could not refuse writing to you on his behalf and telling you again that I have come to know him as an honest man who could contribute in helping you secure a loan for your country, and who would like you to keep him in mind when you decide on a brokerage house here.
[salute] I have the honor to be with the highest esteem, sir, your very humble and very obedient servant
[signed] H: Bicker