Document, 1778 December 18

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Lowndes, Rawlins, 1721-1800
Title:
Document, 1778 December 18
Date:
1778 December 18
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
2
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
Sends Congressional Act of December 16 which gives the French Ambassador ability to purchase and export from South Carolina 6000 barrels of rice for the French fleet. The middle states have been so devastated by the war and the necessity to feel the troops that they have no wheat to export and so Jay hopes South Carolina will be able to supply the French with rice.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay

Document, 1778 December 18

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