Document, 1780 August 18

Name
Carmichael, William, -1795 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Title
Document, 1780 August 18
Abstract
Devotes most of letter to news that Cordova has taken an English merchant convoy of 40-50 ships which was bound for Jamaica. The news cannot be more pleasing to any Spaniard than it will be to Jay. Latest news from Portugal is that she has shut all her ports to vessels of belligerent nations. Is sure Jay will be pleased with Estaing for his opinions a nd on other accounts. News of capture of English convoy will be a bitter pill to Mr. Cumberland, "and will have more effect than a thousand lies circulated by his Irish friends." He hopes Jay will not be in his present perplexed situation for long, for Carmichael is sure that the person whose arrival was to finish "this business" has been at San Ildefonso for 9 or 10 days.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1780 August 18
Physical Description
7
Note
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Also In
The papers of John Jay