Document, 1786 July 31

Title:
Document, 1786 July 31
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 July 31
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:
Randall, who has been with Lamb in Algiers, will deliver this letter, and then return to New York. Randall merits a recommendation to Congress. Lamb will pay Randall his salary. Lamb has drawn on Adams for 3 thousand pounds and the bills for that sum have been paid. Lamb will account to Congress for the expenditure of it. There are 21 prisoners taken at Algiers. Lamb has left some money for their benefit but Adams anticipates that sum will be used before the prisoners are freed. Adams asks if he should relieve them, or if the expense is to be met by the prisoners' friends in America. The provision made for their subsistence is inadequate to their comfort and necessities.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11897

Document, 1786 July 31