Document, 1781 June 15

Title
Document, 1781 June 15
Library Location
Library of Congress
Name
Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796 (Author)
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 (Addressee)
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 (Addressee)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1781 June 15
Physical Description
1
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Letterbook copy. Instructions to the peace commissioners. They are authorized to accept the mediation of Germany and Russia. Terms: United States must have full and complete independence and keep in force the treaties with France. Follow Adams' instructions of 14 August 1779 and 18 October 1780 for boundaries and other particulars. Consult openly and freely with France and make no agreement without French approval. Truce a possibility provided British forces are completely removed from American territory.
Identifier
columbia.jay.10337