Document, 1786 October 03

Title:
Document, 1786 October 03
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 October 03
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:
England and France have signed a commercial treaty, the contents are not fully known, but Adams supposes that France is to admit British manufactures and that all the commerce is to be carried on in British bottoms. The consequences of the treaty cannot be known, but if either obtains any advantage, a war "must ere long be the consequence of it, for neither of these nations can bear to be outwitted by the other in commercial affairs." European politics; Adams hopes Holland will have a peaceable opportunity to restore and improve her constitution. The United States constitutions serve as models for the author of a plan for the settlement of the Republic. Order and dignity of civil decorum impressed Adams. "If neighboring monarchies should not...disturb this free people, they will exhibit to the world something worthy of its attention."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11898

Document, 1786 October 03