[Document, 1781 March 8]

 

Title
[Document, 1781 March 8]
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Carmichael, William, -1795 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
March 8, 1781
Language
English
Physical Description
2 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Explains why he could not answer Carmichael's note of yesterday until now. Returns bills Carmichael enclosed and notes that the money Cabarrus has received directly from Jay and indirectly from Gardoqui exceeds the amount Cabarrus has applied to the discharge of Jay's bills. Cabarrus cannot, therefore, object to sending him the $400 Jay requested of him through Carmichael. Explains that Dr. Franklin complains of being very pressed for funds and that Jay, who is equally pressed, would like to draw as little as possible on Franklin. He realizes that much of their salaries are due, but they must accept the necessary inconvenience. Has written Franklin on this subject Although he cannot pay all that is due to Carmichael, he will give him a sum proportionate to the one he is drawing on his own salary.
Identifier
columbia.jay.07695