Document, 1785 November 05

Title:
Document, 1785 November 05
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 November 05
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:
Negotiations with Portuguese Minister concerning a commercial treaty; discussion of grain vs. flour; lumber. Portuguese exports from Brazil not greatly needed by America (tobacco, rice, indigo, etc) but could supply wines, sugar, tea, chocolate, woolens etc. Adams told Minister that if England made a navigation act, trade with Portugal would be increased. Portuguese Minister: "Why there is not a nation in Europe that would suffer a navigation act to be made in any other, at this day." discussion of navigation acts. Question of exchange of consuls with America and Lisbon. If there were a treaty there ought to be Ministers, the Portuguese Minister said. P.S. More manifest every day-there is a general scramble for navigation and treaties between European countries.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11866

Document, 1785 November 05