Document, 1781 May 20

Document, 1781 May 20
Library Location
Archivo Historico Nacional
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego, 1735-1798 (Addressee)
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
1781 May 20
Physical Description
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.