Document, 1780 August 14

Name
Carmichael, William, -1795 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Title
Document, 1780 August 14
Abstract
Says that he is well treated by Count d'Estaing and Count Kaunitz. Estaing is very frank in their conversations, and Kaunitz has expressed confidence that American independence will be won despite English efforts and the "absurdity" of the Spanish Court with regard to England. Carmichael is careful not to concur on this last point. The person he menti oned in his last letter is still here and lodges with Mr. Campo, who is overacting his part if he is on American side. Rumor that Giusti will replace Abbe Caste. Another unconfirmed rumor that Spain will be able to borrow 8 million hard dollars. Says Jay's favorite [underlined], a Mr. Servase [spelling?] will deliver this letter. Wrote to Franklin that they lack remittances and intelligence from Franklin or anyone else. Hopes Jay approves of his writing.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1780 August 14
Physical Description
4
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