Document, 1782 September 10

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Abarca de Bolea, Pedro Pablo, conde de Aranda, 1719-1798
Title:
Document, 1782 September 10
Date:
1782 September 10
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
3
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
According to Aranda's request Jay is transmitting in writing the fact that he is not authorized by Congress to cede any countries belonging to the United States, and that he is not authorized to do anything about the line Aranda mentioned beyond following instructions from Congress. Jay does have full power, however, to "conform, treat, agree and conclude with the Ambassador of Plenipotentiary of his Cathc. Majt. vented with equal Powers, of a concerning a treaty of amity, and commerce, and of alliance on principles of equality, reciprocity, and mutual advantage." John Jay regrets that his overtures to Floridablanca have been fruitless in this respect. John Jay would be happy to see negotiations begun on the matter as soon as possible. With translation into Spanish.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Library Location:
Archivo Historico Nacional
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay

Document, 1782 September 10