Document, 1786 July 6

Title:
Document, 1786 July 6
Library Location:
Maryland State Archives
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Smallwood, William, 1732-1792
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1786 July 6
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
20
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Circular sent to William Smallwood, the governor of Maryland. Encloses letter from John Adams from March 4, 1786 and other papers, and enjoins him not to let them leak out to the press until further action is taken. Has heard a treaty between the United States and Portugal is being concluded but that it did not look good for negotiations with the Barbary States. Decries the fact that the national Treasury is not adequate for supplying national needs. The attached documents from Adams concern the complaints of British merchants and others regarding American non-compliance with the Treaty of Paris. Copy of letter from the Marquis of Carmaithen dated December 8, 1785. Documents laws and cases from each of the states that demonstrate the ways in which the United States has violated the rights of British subjects and has not protected their property. Includes list of money paid into VirginiaÆs treasury because of British debts.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.13260

Document, 1786 July 6