Document, 1781 June 15

Name:
Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; Jay, John, 1745-1829; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
Title:
Document, 1781 June 15
Date:
1781 June 15
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
2
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
Description from Kenneth Rendell catalogue of Jay's decoding of the instructions to the peace commissioners. They are authorized to accept the mediation of Germany and Russia. Terms: United States must have full and complete independence and keep in force the treaties with France. Follow Adams' instructions of 14 August 1779 and 18 October 1780 for boundaries and other particulars. Consult openly and freely with France and make no agreement without French approval. Truce a possibility provided British forces are completely removed from American territory.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Library Location:
Sale record
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay

Document, 1781 June 15