Document, 1780 October 04

Document, 1780 October 04

 

Name:
United States. Continental Congress; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1780 October 04
Abstract:
Jay not to relinquish any right to navigation of the Mississippi. Before the revolution the two countries used the river peacefully together and several of the state boundaries extend to the Mississippi. If there is difficulty in obtaining free navigation and a port below 31 degrees, Jay may enter into some agreement against contraband provided the above stipulations not be relinquished. Jay must adhere to the boundaries of the U.S. already settled by Congress. Those citizens who have settled in the S.W. and near the river cannot be denied the protection of the U.S. Jay empowered to guarantee E. and W. Fla. to Spain in return for U.S. navigation of Georgia rivers flowing through this territory.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1780 October 04
Physical Description:
0 pages
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
American Philosophical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay