Document, 1785 November 24

Title:
Document, 1785 November 24
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 24
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:
France and Holland have signed a treaty of defensive alliance; British attempts to prevent it were in vain, now well known and published; British prestige suffers from the treaty and from loss of Empire on the Seas. Pitt "is but a tool" and unsteady in his American politics; Carmarthen is a cypher. Adams will press for evacuation of the frontier posts at this opportunity. British people are dispirited and discouraged; he sees nothing to prevent America from encouraging States own manufacture and navigation, looking to France for treaty of commerce.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11868

Document, 1785 November 24