Document, 1786 October 15

Title:
Document, 1786 October 15
Library Location:
Library of Congress
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Dumas, Charles Guillaume Frédéric, approximately 1725-1780; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1786 October 15
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:
Rediscovery of republican liberty at Utrecht, lost since 1674 and regained by magistrates and bourgeois in big civic ceremony. News of Haarlem, Frisia, Overijssel, Groningen, Zeeland and Holland. Prussian legation remains there. All other diplomats discomfited, except the ambassador, who played a political game with those in Berlin. Recounts former secret -- there was a plan during time of Duke of Brunswick, without which the republic would be a useless ally, dominated by France. Report on Cherbourg transmitted by head of the Admiralty de la Meuse. Translated from Dutch. Perhaps Jefferson can get the maps to go with it in France. Happy to learn that coffers of the United States in Amsterdam are full; begs to be paid his arrears. In French.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12358

Document, 1786 October 15