Document, 1788 March 15

Title:
Document, 1788 March 15
Library Location:
Nationaal Archief (The Netherlands)
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Dumas, Charles Guillaume Frédéric, approximately 1725-1780; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1788 March 15
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:
Ambassador Harris holds audiences. The French ambassador arrives next month. Had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Adams and Mr. Jefferson arrive. The H.P. gave him an official medal and chain worth 520 dollars. Dumas, as charge d'affaires received a medal worth 120 dollars. They ratified the treaty of friendship. Asked Adams, as minister plenipotentiary, to clarify some unclear points. Today the H.P. did not give Dumas the accustomed present; some people insinuated that it was an insult but cannot interpret their actions. The famous letter sent to Adams about Dumas received a most proper and wise response. The March 8th celebration passed without incident. The United States, as all other foreign ministries, had to contribute to the public festivities. Begs Congress to protect him for remainder of his life. In French.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12388

Document, 1788 March 15