Document, 1780 October 04

Title:
Document, 1780 October 04
Library Location:
American Philosophical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
United States. Continental Congress; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1780 October 04
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
0 pages
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Jay not to relinquish any right to navigation of the Mississippi. Before the revolution the two countries used the river peacefully together and several of the state boundaries extend to the Mississippi. If there is difficulty in obtaining free navigation and a port below 31 degrees, Jay may enter into some agreement against contraband provided the above stipulations not be relinquished. Jay must adhere to the boundaries of the U.S. already settled by Congress. Those citizens who have settled in the S.W. and near the river cannot be denied the protection of the U.S. Jay empowered to guarantee E. and W. Fla. to Spain in return for U.S. navigation of Georgia rivers flowing through this territory.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.02660

Document, 1780 October 04