[Document, 1781 April 17]


[Document, 1781 April 17]
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Carmichael, William, -1795 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
April 17, 1781
Physical Description
3 pages
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Carmichael asks John Jay for the satisfaction of both that John Jay ask Cabarrus if he did not expressly and clearly understand that the money obtained by John Jay for use of the United States was placed in Cabarrus' hands by order of John Jay and entirely under such directions and instructions as Jay gave him for its disbursement. If Cabarrus answers in affirmative, Carmichael cannot see any reason of doubt or implication injurious to himself, unless it was an error for Carmichael not to have insisted on seeing Cabarrus' books when John Jay never ordered him to do so at the time in question. Although Carmichael is sure John Jay does not suspect him of being dishonest, yet he wants to be above suspicion. Suggests that in the future John Jay give him all orders for the conduct of business in writing, and that John Jay let Carmichael know first when he has any complaints. John Jay should have made it clear from the beginning that he wanted to sign all receipts.