Document, 1785 February 13

Title:
Document, 1785 February 13
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Berckel, Pieter Johan van, 1725-1800; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1785 February 13
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
63
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Statement of state of relations between Holland and U.S.: Austria demands that Holland open the Scheld and give free navigation of route to the Indies. These rights belong to Holland by their treaty with Spain in 1648. His Imperial Majesty sending troops against Holland. In 1715 the Low countries were given into the possession of Austria. In 1732 the Low Countries had to join the treaty of Vienna. By it all their trade with the East Indies was to cease forever. Scheld open at this time but not East Scheld over which Austria had no jurisdiction. The Dutch stopped a vessel trying to sail up the Scheld to Anvers. The Low Countries have been patient under much injustice. They think other countries will aid them.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.03674

Document, 1785 February 13