Document, 1785 March 11

Title:
Document, 1785 March 11
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1785 March 11
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
20
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
On 7 May 1784 Congress resolved to enter 10 years treaties with the Barbary states. The American commissioners in Paris given power to make these treaties. Can use up to $80,000 for this purpose. May appoint persons to go to the courts of these powers. The matter should be executed immediately in the name of humanity and commerce. Should ask for the aid of French in this matter. Thinks Caille and Crocco should be offered some payment for aid after the treaties made. Brought by Captain Labb to Paris. Encloses papers from Caille and Crocco on a negotiation with Morocco and the abortive attempt of a private American, Robert Montgomery, to form a treaty with this power.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.03584

Document, 1785 March 11