[Document, 1778 December 18]

 

Title
[Document, 1778 December 18]
Library Location
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Lowndes, Rawlins, 1721-1800 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
December 18, 1778
Language
English
Physical Description
2 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Sends Congressional Act of December 16 which gives the French Ambassador ability to purchase and export from South Carolina 6000 barrels of rice for the French fleet. The middle states have been so devastated by the war and the necessity to feel the troops that they have no wheat to export and so Jay hopes South Carolina will be able to supply the French with rice.
Identifier
columbia.jay.01190