Document, 1781 June 15

Title:
Document, 1781 June 15
Library Location:
Sale record
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; Jay, John, 1745-1829; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1781 June 15
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
2
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Description from Kenneth Rendell catalogue of Jay's decoding of the instructions to the peace commissioners. They are authorized to accept the mediation of Germany and Russia. Terms: United States must have full and complete independence and keep in force the treaties with France. Follow Adams' instructions of 14 August 1779 and 18 October 1780 for boundaries and other particulars. Consult openly and freely with France and make no agreement without French approval. Truce a possibility provided British forces are completely removed from American territory.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.13320

Document, 1781 June 15