Document, 1786 October 27

Title:
Document, 1786 October 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 October 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:
Adams travelled to Holland to exchange ratifications of the treaty with Prussia. The ratification under the signature of Frederic the Great is enclosed. Also included is "so much of the substance of a treaty of commerce between France and England as the ministry have thought fit to publish." Adams feels incapable of forming a judgment of it, but says every treaty of commerce between the two for the last three hundred years has been beneficial to France and hurtful to England. At present England is sanguine and boast of their manufactures. The two nations profess friendship for each other but "The secret motive of both is to impose upon the US of A," by trying to excite jealousies; the whole at bottom "is a farce of political hypocrisy." Adams has melancholy forebodings. Adams is waiting for De Pinto's treaty and for Barclay's treaty with Morocco. Adams advises readiness for war and an alert militia.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11899

Document, 1786 October 27