Document, 1781 May 20

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego, 1735-1798 (Addressee)
Title
Document, 1781 May 20
Abstract
Autograph Letter signed. Acknowledges receipt of 18 May. Nothing was said to John Jay about the letter Gardoqui mentions. Carmichael fears being blamed for the delay in sending the receipts. Gardoqui's first request, made long ago, ought to have been complied with. Carmichael, in spite of John Jay's frequent requests, did not produce a list of the rec eipts, with dates and times, until 16 May. John Jay should have sent them instantly, but waited, in daily expectation of Gardoqui's arrival in Aranjuez. Jay is very sorry for the delay. Gardoqui should let Jay know if the enclosed note corresponds with his own entries. Jay will then immediately send a receipt. >From all accounts, there is no reason to believe the French troops were landed, or that the French came off less than honorably in their encounter with the English fleet. Jay and his wife are delighted with Aranjuez. They hope to see Gardoqui soon.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Origin Information
17810520
Date
1781 May 20
Physical Description
1
Note
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location
Archivo Historico Nacional
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay