Document, 1780 August 17

Title
Document, 1780 August 17
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
1780 August 17
Physical Description
2
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
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.
Identifier
columbia.jay.07658