Document, 1788 March n.d.

Document, 1788 March n.d.

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Dumas, Charles Guillaume Frédéric, approximately 1725-1780
Title:
Document, 1788 March n.d.
Abstract:
draft of report on Charles Dumas. Apparently Dumas made himself unpopular with ruling powers in Holland; Mr. Hajel in the name of the Estates-General asked Mr. Adams to replace him. Could either dismiss Dumas or ask Estates-General to detail their problems with Dumas, but does not like either option. Not a good idea to dismiss a public servant on a complaint from a foreign court without a hearing. Also Dumas not officially employed by the United States in the Hague, so Congress could not take official action. Believes the Estates-General mistaken in their understanding of DumasÆ position vis-a-vis Adams or Congress. Should inform the Dutch of the exact position of Dumas or they will think he acted under congressional instructions. Mr. Dumas deserves praise for his zeal in helping the United States during the revolution and with their present affairs in Holland but his political differences with the Dutch are his own.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1788 March n.d.
Physical Description:
4
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay