His negotiations are obstructed by a series of delays, and his mail is
subjected to continuous inspection and theft. Agrees with Adams that peace is still at a
distance, but is happy about Greene's victory and Cornwallis' defeat-anxious to know
what influence they will have on the British counsels. "I... would not [be surprised] if
the various Delays practiced here, should in the End prove much more advantageous than
injurious to our Interests."
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
1781 December 15
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