Jay, John, 1745-1829; Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego, 1735-1798
Papers of John Jay
1781 May 20
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Autograph Letter signed. Acknowledges receipt of 18 May. Nothing was said
to John Jay about the letter Gardoqui mentions. Carmichael fears being blamed for the
delay in sending the receipts. Gardoqui's first request, made long ago, ought to have
been complied with. Carmichael, in spite of John Jay's frequent requests, did not
produce a list of the receipts, with dates and times, until 16 May. John Jay should have
sent them instantly, but waited, in daily expectation of Gardoqui's arrival in Aranjuez.
Jay is very sorry for the delay. Gardoqui should let Jay know if the enclosed note
corresponds with his own entries. Jay will then immediately send a receipt. >From all
accounts, there is no reason to believe the French troops were landed, or that the
French came off less than honorably in their encounter with the English fleet. Jay and
his wife are delighted with Aranjuez. They hope to see Gardoqui soon.