Document, 1781 May 29

 

Title
Document, 1781 May 29
Library Location
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Name
Harrison, Richard, 1750-1841 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1781 May 29
Physical Description
0 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Letterbook copy. Has applied to Floridablanca about inspection of mail. Sends extracts of letters of Richard Harrison to John Jay: 8 May 1781, 11 May 1781 and n.d. May 1781. Harrison sent a memorial to the governor of the West Indies protesting having to pay postage for the mail brought to Spain in the Virginia. John Jay spoke to Floridablanca about it on May 23. He said that mail from abroad in the time of war must be controlled by the government. Does not send this letter in cipher as it would only delay its delivery.
Identifier
columbia.jay.03410