Document, 1779 July 28

Title:
Document, 1779 July 28
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
John de Neufville & Son; United States. Continental Congress
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1779 July 28
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
5
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Because De Neufville has been more occupied than anyone else in attempting to establish connections between the United States and the United Provinces, he wishes to acquaint Congress with the steps he has already taken toward this end. Long before "it became worthwhile for Great Britain to attend to" American trade, he had commercial dealings with America. He was appalled when these connections were severed and America was threatened with "absolute slavery." When De Neufville met William Lee and S. Witham Stockton in Frankfurt, he told them of his hope to reestablish trade. They suggested that he turn to Franklin.Upon De Neufville's return to Amsterdam, he received the strongest encouragement from C.W.F. Dumas, Baron van de Capellen and Van Berckel, and began to draft treaty to be presented by Dumas to Franklin in Paris. DeNeufville hopes that his plan will be approved and that he will have the opportunity to serve the United States in the matter of trade, and as soon as it is feasible, in obtaining loan. Enclosed in: 28 July 1779, John de Neufville & Son to John Jay.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12596

Document, 1779 July 28