Document, 1786 February 22

Title:
Document, 1786 February 22
Library Location:
Library of Congress
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1786 February 22
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
3
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Tripolitan ambassador suggests probable terms of a peace treaty. Feels that it should be in perpetuity since renegotiation would be expensive. A perpetual treaty would be acceptable for a sum of 30,000 guineas. This is a bargain compared to what Spain recently paid. Installment payments are possible. When told that the commissioners were not empowered to treat for such a sum, the ambassador indicated that Algiers might even demand more. The Commissioners are sending for Jefferson to assist in the negotiations.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.10113

Document, 1786 February 22