Document, 1786 May 06

Document, 1786 May 06

 

 

Name:
Dumas, Charles Guillaume Frédéric, approximately 1725-1780; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1786 May 06
Abstract:
Describes the person who created the idea of the German League. In another secret mission to Versailles, he smoothed over difficulties over peace with the Empire and helped conclude alliance between the United Provinces and France. Also concerned in another mission at Versailles relating to the United States. A faction of men hate and seek to destroy him. This person had a long meeting with [Dumas]. Just received a letter from Amsterdam, containing the news that the republic is doing better in Rotterdam and Utrecht and undermining the oligarchy, enemies of liberty. The majority rule is foreign to the city and wonÆt endure. Was shown a letter from Petersburg. Neither Russian ministers nor Emperor like the projects of Potemkin, which would make the army and Russian finances too burdened to involve the Empire in any new wars. The Prince of Orange lost a big trial in Germany about a part of the states claimed by a descendant of the Nassau line; he is spending too much time on this when he should be dealing with public affairs. This whole legal affair has already costs the States of Holland many millions. The prince having fallen ill, the first noble of Holland takes over his job for the interim. The cities produced an old constitutional statute in favor of Cornelis de Gijselaar, Pensionary of Dordrecht, carried by a majority of 13 to 6. Describes the festival of Rotterdam, including theater and tableau vivants. He and the ambassador were the only foreigners invited to the festivities. In French.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1786 May 06
Physical Description:
4
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