Document, 1787 February 27

Title:
Document, 1787 February 27
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 February 27
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
3
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
JayÆs letter helped ease his anguish. Arrears now amount to 13791 florins; needs order of the Treasury in order to access the money due him. Jefferson sent an important statement of DumasÆ to Congress. Matter should be treated with the utmost secrecy, especially in Europe. Very favorable affair, especially for the French. In the Netherlands, an oligarchy has created a state crisis. In these circumstances, better that Congress does not send a minister there. March 2. Crisis in Amsterdam -- oligarchy overpowered the bourgeoisie through resolutions. Spreading to other cities. Equestrian order triumphs. The bourgeoisie of Amsterdam pleaded the cause of the minority through Mr. Hooft, who is against the rest of the regents and the majority of the council. had to consent to the creation of a "Corps de Constitutes." Do not send an American minister who would take EnglandÆs part. An ostentatious minister would not be successful there. In French.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12371

Document, 1787 February 27