[Document, 1777 April 01]

 

Title
[Document, 1777 April 01]
Library Location
Name
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
April 01, 1777
Language
English
Physical Description
3 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Encloses letters which came by a French Ship to New Hampshire under cover to Morris by Mr. Livingston; Morris believes the letters are from England. Lists the supplies which have arrived: 6,800 muskets and 2,100 gun locks in Philadelphia. 633 bbls powder in Maryland, and 12,000 muskets and 1,000 barrels powder, blankets and clothing in Portsmouth. France has offered our commissioners a two million livre loan without interest; to be repaid after independence. No security of condition required. Loan accepted, 500,000 livres received Jan. 20; 500,000 to be paid every three months. Expects general war in Europe this summer.
Identifier
columbia.jay.00003