Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Jay, John, 1745-1829
1783 February 02
ALS. Calling a conference preparatory to signing Treaty of Paris. A letter
written in the third person calling a meeting of the other ministers at his home the
next day at 11. The points for discussion are passports for British...
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, Jay, John, 1745-1829, Livingston, Robert R.
1783 July 18
Happy to learn of ratification of provisional articles of peace. The
Separate and secret article arose from a desire on part of Britain to assert her
dominion on the Mississippi as far as possible, her intention being to retain...
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Livingston, Robert R.
1783 June 27
Adams, Franklin and John Jay have prepared the definitive treaty and will
communicate it to Hartley tomorrow. Adams sees no point in further negotiations Present
British administration much less favorable to United States than ...
Brief thoughts on order, discipline, government founded on "equity and
prudence," etc. "America has excelled other nations in elevation and greatness of mind."
Sends a copy of thoughts on the subject of taxes, common law, etc. ...
Livingston, Robert R., Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, Jay, John, 1745-1829, Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
1783 March 25
Warmest congratulations on the treaty. The article on the loyalists will
be difficult to enforce. Thinks the concealment from France of the negotiation and even
now of the secret art is wholly unnecessary. This art shows enmity...
Jay, John, 1745-1829, Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
1783 March n.d.
He will be unable to have his hair combed until the afternoon and must
therefore postpone the visit with Adams to Count Carsfield. "Thus does Tyrant Custom
hold us by a Hair, and thus do ridiculous Fashions make us dependent on...
Gives passports, licenses and permission to commanders in latitudes at a
time prior to the taking place of the said suspension of hostilities therein. To enable
the vessel to proceed to her destination and to give her aid if ne...