Document, 1779 July 28

Title:
Document, 1779 July 28
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
John de Neufville & Son; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1779 July 28
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:
DeNeufville & Son have been encouraged by several friends to offer theirservices to Congress in establishing a direct commercial correspondence betweenthe United States and the United Provinces. In order to form such a desirableconnection, the choice of a mercantile house like DeNeufville's to act asCommissioner and Treasurer would be all that was required. Charges would be atthe usual commercial rates so that the United States would be spared theexpenses of salaries. Moreover, such an arrangement would make it possible toexclude politics from trade. A number of Dutch bankers have expressed aninterest in the American cause, and within a short time, a loan to help American credit might be possible.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12597

Document, 1779 July 28