Document, 1780 May 15

Title:
Document, 1780 May 15
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:
1780 May 15
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:
Best way to weaken England is to hit her trade. If possible, see if you can get ships to intercept the West India Fleet, as England needs the sailors from same for a "press" to man the Channel Fleet. Surprised Spain has not thought of this herself. Something should be done about Portugal, as her ports are "as advantageous to England" as her own. The allies should insist upon one rule for all or for none. The expedition for the West Indies looks well.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.05408

Document, 1780 May 15