. This was Henry Bromfield Jr. of Boston, who had set off for England and France in
July to settle his father's accounts (
Cal. Franklin Papers, A.P.S.
, 2:272). Bromfield reached Amsterdam in early 1781 and there formed part of the mercantile
firm of Sigourney, Ingraham, & Bromfield, which
later commissioned to obtain a house suitable for the American legation (JA, Diary and Autobiography