Document, 1786 February 20

Title:
Document, 1786 February 20
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 February 20
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:
Tripoline Ambassador has called on Adams and evidenced friendship; urged a treaty at this time, for later treaty would be difficult to make, if Turks and Algerines got into the habit of war it would be difficult to persuade them to desist. Ambassador glad to hear that an American agent was gone to treat with the Emperor of Morocco. Ambassador declined proposing treaty terms at this time. Comments on the American economic situation at present. "This man is either a consummate politician in art and address or he is a benevolent and wise man" Time will discover which; Providence seems to have opened an opportunity for concluding "this thorny business."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11883

Document, 1786 February 20