United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Has received four letters from Carmichael from the 10th to the 14th of
August and wonders if Carmichael has received only one or both letters he has written to
him. Glad to hear that air of San Ildefonso has helped Carmichael's health. Jay finds
too many reasons against taking Mrs. Jay to that place. Bill holders are beginning to be
very impatient as the result of disagreeable but necessary delays. Carmichael's letter
to Franklin was reasonable. Jay has written to Franklin again. Cannot account for lack
of letters from America, and he has heard nothing from Dean either. Says that
difficulties should inspire patience and perseverance rather than languor or discontent.
American independence is a certainty and the Bourbon kings will some day have reason to
rejoice in American friendship. Believes rumors of the secession of the two Carolinas
originated with Cumberland.