Document, 1780 September 07

Title:
Document, 1780 September 07
Library Location:
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
John de Neufville & Son; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1780 September 07
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:
As acting on principle to oppose the English, would not have needed recognition for furthering the American cause but it was necessary to have direct connections between the æwell-thinking partyÆ in Holland and the United States. Mr. Adams and Commodore Alexander Gillon in Amsterdam now. With the promotion of American interest, hopes to receive commissions from Congress for business. Spanish court upset Dutch trade; fears circulation of paper money payable in a year with interest, which would lessen the value of currency. Regards the dollar of the bills drawn on the United States as hard dollars, not paper. Still thinks value of those drawn in France at five livres; in Spain at ten and five-eighths reals de plata. Applauds success of Spanish and French fleets taking English convey. Heard that M. de Ternay landed on Rhode Island.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.03404

Document, 1780 September 07