Document, 1782 August 10

Title:
Document, 1782 August 10
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1782 August 10
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
4
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Does not doubt that John Jay has had great anxieties. All Adams had were unnecessary but are now past. Would like to have a free conversation with Jay on the subjects mentioned. But things move slowly here. John Adams does not think he should go to Paris until the English representative has full power to treat with America as an independent nation. If all American ministers were there, peace would seem likely and another loan for England would be concluded. Has no confidence in Shelburne's sincerity. "They are only amusing us." Wants to know all steps taken however. Spain short sighted in not making a treaty with us. France should have great weight with America and Holland. America will have to tie herself more closely to France if the neutral powers are more friendly with England. If America admitted to armed neutrality, she would be freer of France. We are tied to France by her aid.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.05416

Document, 1782 August 10