Statement of state of relations between Holland and U.S.: Austria demands
that Holland open the Scheld and give free navigation of route to the Indies. These
rights belong to Holland by their treaty with Spain in 1648. His Imperial Majesty
sending troops against Holland. In 1715 the Low countries were given into the possession
of Austria. In 1732 the Low Countries had to join the treaty of Vienna. By it all their
trade with the East Indies was to cease forever. Scheld open at this time but not East
Scheld over which Austria had no jurisdiction. The Dutch stopped a vessel trying to sail
up the Scheld to Anvers. The Low Countries have been patient under much injustice. They
think other countries will aid them.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
1785 February 13
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