Document, 1785 May 07

Title:
Document, 1785 May 07
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 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:
Uncertain whether to go to London without taking leave at the Hague; wants to avoid being "occasion of too much speculation among our creditors in that country." Asks authority to draw on Dutch bankers for Smith's and his own salaries. Has drawn on Amsterdam bankers 6 thousand guilders for M. Grand. Humphreys brought an order upon Grand for money to pay for a medal and some swords, and Adams has drawn a thousand pounds to pay for "these small presents." Unusual severity of cold and drought has brought upon this country a serious calamity. Cattle fed with stores intended for bread. Circumstances have however, contributed to silence clamors from provinces against American trade with the Fr West Indies. Nation must see the impossibility of supporting the islands with wheat and flour, and must see the necessity of importing those articles from the United States.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11834

Document, 1785 May 07