Document, 1785 March 21

Title:
Document, 1785 March 21
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 March 21
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
10
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Several Dutch merchants bought an English ship completely on their own and fitted her out. She sailed to Bermuda for water and soon after was captured by an American privateer and taken to South Carolina and a decision rendered against her by an American court of Admiralty. This ship was headed for Holland and not an English port. Van Berckel had written a letter on obtaining justice in this matter before and now asks Jay for additional information on the fate of the vessel.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.00068

Document, 1785 March 21