Document, 1787 October 26

Title:
Document, 1787 October 26
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:
1787 October 26
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
4
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Autograph draft. 'Dumas is not liked in The Hague. Falsely accused of giving money to the Free Corps (bourgeois militia) of The Hague and storing their weapons in his house. Was menaced by people who call the patriots "kees" or dogs the way one calls Americans "Yankees." Only crime is to have had the trust of the United States and its friends. Proposition made to the Estates-General to create a triple alliance with Prussia and Britain. Would destroy alliance with France. Supplements ground troops with German soldiers. The system of governance is nothing but the executive branch; the legislature is but a shadow.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12380

Document, 1787 October 26