Document, 1785 May 04

Title:
Document, 1785 May 04
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1785 May 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:
Acknowledging receipt of commission and instructions to Court of Great Britain, plus ratification of loan in Holland. Perplexed how to leave Hague without a letter of recall. Sensible of the importance of his commission but "the prospect of success is far from being encouraging." If England perseveres in "obstinacy and delusion" the United States will be informed and have it in their power to do themselves justice. Resolutions of New York and Rhode Island in laying duties on British ships seem to be symptoms of a "spirit rising in American, which will either make the English friendly to us, or their enmity a blessing." D'Aranda says Jay's packet to Carmichael has gone to Madrid. Smith shall receive from Adams "all the regard which becomes the relation between us."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11832

Document, 1785 May 04