Document, 1785 August 10

Title:
Document, 1785 August 10
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 August 10
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:
Arret of the King of France worthy of consideration. First avowal of any sovereign, of commercial principles so generous and noble. The United States has propagated the sentiment, and have more cause of complaint that liberty is not universally admitted. Selfish policy of England. Fearful that we shall be obliged to imitate her practice. Would venture upon monopolies if found to be the only means of defence. Future course and policy of the United States. Wishes no distinction between the ships and mariners of different states; should have greater privileges than foreigners
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11850

Document, 1785 August 10