Document, 1779 September 17

Title:
Document, 1779 September 17
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Committee on Alliance; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1779 September 17
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:
America will aid Spain in conquering the Floridas from Britain. But we can give no military assistance. If Spain conquers the Floridas. America will guarantee them to her to same extent as they were held before the treaty of 1763. U.S. must have navigation of Mississippi to sea. Try also to get a free port at mouth. But this is not an ultimatum. Also ask for a loan of $5,000,000. In other matters Jay is to govern himself by the treaties between U.S. and France.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.05120

Document, 1779 September 17