Document, 1781 March 28

Title:
Document, 1781 March 28
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:
1781 March 28
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:
Writes from Leyden, apologizing for lapse in correspondence and explaining that he has "been in the most curious Country, among the most incomprehensible People and under the most singular Constitution of Government in the World." While he doubts there will be a peace between the Netherlands and England, neither does he see "a probability of their being in earnest in the War for some time." Spanish conduct has great influence here -- Madrid's delay in recognizing U. S. independence "contributes amazingly to the Indecision of the Republic." If Spain were more decisive, the Dutch would follow. Asks Jay to communicate "as much concerning this Subject as you are at Liberty to do." Send letters in care of De La Lande & Fynje. Letter signed.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.05409

Document, 1781 March 28