Document, 1786 October 03

Title:
Document, 1786 October 03
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 03
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:
Conflict between civil liberty and despotism that had previously been mentioned now in final stages. Terribly afflicted by domestic woes that he forces himself to hide from all because of his love of the United States. Repeats that owed arrears as mentioned in act of Congress from October 14, 1785. Postscript from October 6-awaiting news from Utrecht; they accept mediation of the other provinces for conflict between themselves and the city. The city just deposed its grand official and others on the side of the oligarchic party. Can assure Jay that the French cabinet and the republican party are in accord. English minister here, inciting several provinces against Holland, only succeeds in making others hate his country more. As the new plenipotentiary of Prussia has done nothing but compromise his king, his master should ask for his return rebus infectis. The armed bourgeois associations in Holland, Overijssel, triumph by their legal majority. Their rebound in Gelderland and Frisia puts pressure on the oligarchs. Every time a country was influenced or run by foreigners the people rose up and knocked them off, shaking off the odious yoke. In French.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12357

Document, 1786 October 03