Document, 1785 October 25

Title:
Document, 1785 October 25
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 25
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:
Parliamentary debate on the navigation acts. United States may learn from the debate "the cunning of both Administration and opposition"-no man had the courage to declare himself for free and unlimited trade with the United States. If the United States agrees to the plan "they will deserve to be the contempt of the world and of posterity." If Parliament introduced the plan as America desires, they would not be able to pass it because national prejudice is strongly in favor of the existing act. With the present force in Parliament Adams sees no conclusion to American demands of posts, stock and slave recovery, etc., excepting the process for recovery of debts.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11863

Document, 1785 October 25