Document, 1785 August 20

Title:
Document, 1785 August 20
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1785 August 20
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
8
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Sends a memorial from some French merchants: the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts have passed laws closing many of their ports to foreign ships and in the ports left open the duties are so high as to be almost prohibitive. These laws are against the spirit of equality and reciprocity of the Franco-American commercial treaty. All French ports are open to Americans and in some of them they have complete equality with the French.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.01739

Document, 1785 August 20