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3. A printed copy of the report adopted by the Provincial States of Holland and West Friesland on 18 July is in the Adams Papers
and is there accompanied by a partial French translation in Dumas' hand. The report approved the negotiation of the treaty but postponed final consideration until the views of Amsterdam and several other cities were known. It specifically referred to Arts. 22 and 23 of the draft treaty and recommended that they be either removed or replaced with a provision naming the specific articles in the Franco-American treaties, from which the Dutch-American Treaty was not to derogate. For further information on this issue, the most contentious of the negotiations, see Adriaan van Zeebergh's comments of 25 July
, below; for its ultimate settlement, see The Negotiation of the Dutch-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce, 22 Aug. – 8 Oct.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.