Document, 1794 August 21

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813
Title:
Document, 1794 August 21
Date:
1794 August 21
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
2
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
Received his letter from June 9th that enclosed the case of the Snow Jukey and of the Brigantine Maria. Also received letter from July 9th about an American ship, loaded with powder, carried into Bermuda. As the letter demonstrated the governmentÆs desire to investigate problems rather than avoid them, sent it and other documents to the minister. Still trying for final settlement; outcome still uncertain. Believes next meeting could be decisive, although delays inevitable. Sir William Scott, the kingÆs advocate, is preparing instructions for Americans who have appeals and claims to bring forward, at JayÆs request. As no legal court of vice-admiralty at Martinique, condemnations there null; claims can be prosecuted in England.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Library Location:
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay

Document, 1794 August 21