Document, 1786 January 26

Title:
Document, 1786 January 26
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:
1786 January 26
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:
Introducing John Anstey; Adams believes it Pitt's design to pay the demands of the loyalists and withdraw their pensions and leave them "to seek their fortunes" whereupon they will return to their old homes, or to some other part of the United States "where they must become good citizens or be completely insignificant." Anstey carries the King's speech and the debate upon it. America ignored in speech, England turning thoughts to confederation with Russia and Denmark. "They are agreed that there is a surplus of revenue in the Treasury, and therefore, that the resources of the country are inexhaustible." If balance of European power is affected, America will become important as a power weight. Advises friendly settlement with Spain and Holland. Lansdown and Abbington have as little decisive system relative to United States as Pitt or Fox. United States must support their own navigation or have none.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11878

Document, 1786 January 26