Document, 1780 August 14

Title:
Document, 1780 August 14
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Carmichael, William, -1795; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1780 August 14
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:
Says that he is well treated by Count d'Estaing and Count Kaunitz. Estaing is very frank in their conversations, and Kaunitz has expressed confidence that American independence will be won despite English efforts and the "absurdity" of the Spanish Court with regard to England. Carmichael is careful not to concur on this last point. The person he mentioned in his last letter is still here and lodges with Mr. Campo, who is overacting his part if he is on American side. Rumor that Giusti will replace Abbe Caste. Another unconfirmed rumor that Spain will be able to borrow 8 million hard dollars. Says Jay's favorite [underlined], a Mr. Servase [spelling?] will deliver this letter. Wrote to Franklin that they lack remittances and intelligence from Franklin or anyone else. Hopes Jay approves of his writing.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.07544

Document, 1780 August 14