Document, 1786 December 22

Title:
Document, 1786 December 22
Library Location:
Nationaal Archief (The Netherlands)
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Dumas, Charles Guillaume Frédéric, approximately 1725-1780; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1786 December 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:
The alliance between the Netherlands and France continues to hold; it is in the true interest of the two parties. The best-informed claim that the republic will abolish the regulations in the provinces, that the command of The Hague will remain on the footing already established and that the prerogatives given to Stadholders will not be touched, although special privileges will not be given unless shown to be hereditary by nature. It is certain that the sovereign has not received any proposition of mediation or conciliation. It is equally sure that France, the only and powerful ally of this republic, will not interfere in its internal affairs, nor will suffer that other powers themselves intervene. Discusses affairs of patriotic confederation in Utrecht and in Holland. The national masses became more and more irritated against Ct. Ge and against the oligarchy; one had trouble reassuring and pacifying so many courageous good people. Has important information that he cannot divulge. Can only say that probably someone will fall if he does not submit in good faith within six weeks. The Amsterdam petition was just given to Dumas on the 9th of this month, signed by 16,257 people. Since the conference, 6000 others repent to not have signed as well. In French.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12366

Document, 1786 December 22