Document, 1786 April 23

Document, 1786 April 23

 

 

Name:
Dumas, Charles Guillaume Frédéric, approximately 1725-1780; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1786 April 23
Abstract:
Last Wednesday the French ambassador received the enclosed declaration, which made a big splash. The king (of Prussia) will no longer take open steps to support the pretensions of the prince, having promised the French court to abstain from actions diametrically opposed to French interests. Never can France compromise her alliance with this republic in allowing the prince to hold onto to much real influence. The French king rewarded DumasÆ service to the United States with a pension of 1500 livres, half to go to his daughter after his death, through the interest of the Marquis de Verac and Comte de Vergennes. Wishes Jay to inform Congress of this development. Two important resolutions, one about reform of bourgeoisie of Rotterdam, the other about elections to remove the oligarchy of a few families. Financial support of French shows the importance of the Dutch republic to them. Tomorrow will be huge spectacle in Rotterdam celebrating the alliance between France and the Netherlands. In French.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1786 April 23
Physical Description:
2
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