Document, 1795 January 27

Title
Document, 1795 January 27
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Bayard, Samuel (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1795 January 27
Physical Description
3
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
In answer to Bayard's of yesterday: those applications made Bayard to present claims and appeals of American merchants should be handled only after Bayard receives such instructions from Secy of State. John Jay doubts the propriety of taking on the applications. As to proctors, Sir Wm Scott has declined recommending any in particular, but if John Jay has no personal knowledge of any, Pinckney and Johnson were satisfied with Crickett and Townley and John Jay endorses this choice. "Besides it is a maxim with me that those who conduct our affairs to our satisfaction should not be neglected by us...." Bayard should allot to Slade some of the cases if he has been led to expect them. Postpones observations on finances until arrangements completed
Identifier
columbia.jay.12837