Document, 1786 March 28

Title:
Document, 1786 March 28
Library Location:
Library of Congress
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1786 March 28
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
2
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
They outline the terms for a perpetual treaty as set forth by the Tripolitan ambassador. His suggestion was that considerable inconvenience and expense could be avoided by accepting a perpetual treaty. When asked why the Barbary States considered the United States their enemy, he replied that their religion requires them to make war upon all non-believers, and that any Moslem killed in such a war would go to Paradise. Commissioners informed the minister they would have to report to Congress the extent of his demands, as they had no authority to treat for such a sum. Suggest money may be available as a loan in Holland.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.10117

Document, 1786 March 28