Document, 1785 April 07

Title:
Document, 1785 April 07
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; United States. Continental Congress
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1785 April 07
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
3
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Report to Congress on matters of Mr. (Stephen) Sayre on his: nation and character, political conduct and losses, employment by American commissioners, services to America when not employed by commissioners, and expense account and compensation rights. Sayre claims was banker and sheriff in London, supported American side, put in prison for it, lost property and bank failed. Went to Paris and then to Berlin on behalf of American commissioners, then Copenhagen. Negotiated in Stockholm on belief would help. Believes Sayre entitled to reasonable compensation for services when actually employed and should send to Dr. Franklin and Mr. Arthur Lee to discover on what terms they hired him.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.04503

Document, 1785 April 07