Document, 1785 October 17

Title:
Document, 1785 October 17
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 October 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:
Neutral policy of the United States. Jealousy of France and England. Question of Alliance with America now before the English ministry: whether to yield to the demands of the United States or force them into other and closer connections with France, Spain and Holland. Treaty with Portugal of vast influence; the United States may form a new commercial treaty with France upon the same principles; its fatal effect upon England. What should form the basis of a commercial treaty. United States believed incapable of acting with energy. Embarrassed in treating - how far prudent to go. Ministry "behave as if they saw certain ruin coming upon the nation and thought it of no importance in what shape it should appear."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11861

Document, 1785 October 17