Document, 1785 March 11

Document, 1785 March 11

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829, Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Title:
Document, 1785 March 11
Abstract:
Informing them of resolutions of Congress concerning their powers as ministers making treaties and trade agreements with foreign nations, especially concerning Morocco, Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli. Can use money borrowed in Holland or elsewhere in Europe for this purpose, not above $80,000. Sends letters of credential for use by people appointed to execute this business as well as information the Foreign Office has on this subject. Wishes speedy end to hostilities that expose citizens to danger of captivity and slavery; trade of those countries would benefit the United States commercially as well. As France interested, can use their help if deemed necessary, but be delicate in application. Encloses letter of Giacomo Francisco Crocco, who was sent to Spain by Morocco to discuss propositions made (with unwarrantable liberty) by Mr. Robert Montgomery to his majesty [Emperor of Morocco]. Might find it necessary to purchase influence at a court of such favoritism and corruption, but perhaps promise payment at conclusion of treaty rather than before. This letter sent in safe hands, Colonel Lamb of Connecticut, recommended by his governor as best person for this business. Encloses other letters relating to negotiations with Barbary States through DÆAudibert Caille.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1785 March 11
Physical Description:
10
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay