Document, 1786 June 27

Title:
Document, 1786 June 27
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 June 27
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:
De Pinto informs Adams that the Portuguese Queen has ordered that American ships be protected by a squadron cruising in the mouth of the straits. If the United States should ever be able to pay taxes and begin a navy, the war with the Algerines is a good opportunity; Adams' opinion is that whatever gain might come would be thrown away in the expenses and losses of the war. A war effort would be good for business and "would give us an eclat" but it would cost money.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11893

Document, 1786 June 27