Document, 1786 November 29

Document, 1786 November 29

 

Name:
Dumas, Charles Guillaume Frédéric, approximately 1725-1780; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1786 November 29
Abstract:
M. de Rayneval arrived the 18th. The king desires the re-establishment of tranquility. The king would hold to the declaration made and he did not want to interfere with their domestic affairs, nor let others. They have made him see as well that the results would be visibly damaging for France and would have a malignant influence on the Alliance. The king, de RaynevalÆs master, wants to discuss the state of this country in the court of Prussia. First question is what one wants to do with the Stadholder and what rights does the Constitution give him. The Stadholder is nothing more than a purely moral figure, having no rights, but in winning the esteem of the regents and the poor, could have much influence and do good. In his role as Captain General the prince is the head of the army but he should be excluded from political power. The next question is how to begin deliberations on the rules of government, especially in Gelderland. Also, the question of patents has been put on the table and which will be dealt with among many others. Is still awaiting the payment of his arrears from the Treasury. In French.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1786 November 29
Physical Description:
0 pages
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Library of Congress
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay