Document, 1786 February 22

Title:
Document, 1786 February 22
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 22
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:
Another conference with the Tripoline Ambassador: a treaty will cost the United States about 200 thousand pounds sterling. Suggests a loan from Holland. Treaty will raise the "character" of the United States all over the world, commerce and the navigation would extend into the Mediterranean, etc., and the additional profits would "richly repay the interest and our credit would be adequate to all our wants." If Congress should not agree to treat with the demands, it might be to the interest of individual States "to obtain peace and security for its ships at a much cheaper rate."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11884

Document, 1786 February 22