Jays asks Carmichael to make a copy of the enclosed articles of
Confederation to be sent to Floridablanca with other dispatches Jay is preparing. He
also reminds Carmichael that he would like to see the information he collected...
Carmichael presents compliments to John Jay "with the Copy of the Articles
of Confederation He desired this forenoon." Carmichael says he would have delivered
notes of information immediately had not "he thought that his viva v...
Jay would like to have by this evening or tomorrow morning a copy of
Carmichael's commission from Congress appointing him secretary to the minister in Spain
and providing that in certain contingencies Carmichael should take cha...
Jay encloses a note he has written to the Marquis of Yranda of the same
date instructing him to pay from the funds Franklin has credited to Jay the sum of 4,800
livres, to be given to Carmichael and charged to Jay's account. He...
Has spoken to Count D'Estaing, who is dejected over his defeat.
Ambassadors at the Court generally receive him well, although now his bilious attacks
prevent him from having many conversations with them. The Russian ambassador ...
Although Floridablanca denies it, he believes that the person which John
Jay and he expected, has arrived, and lodges in Floridablanca's house and goes under the
name Dolba. Estaing is in excellent spirits and has frequent visi...
Says that he received Carmichael's letter of Aug. 7 and was delivered home
"without any of those marks of impertinent curiosity which are impressed on almost all
the letters I receive." Carmichael is to explain to Count Montmor...
Compliments to Count d'Estaing and Count Montmorin and sorry he cannot see
them at St. Ildefonso as yet. No word from France since Car. left. Said Cumberland is
soon to depart and not satisfied. "If France, Spain and America co...
The one they expect apparently comes from Santo Domingo. Two people are at
St. Ildefonso who resemble the family, Carmichael is tired of the suspense. La Luzerne's
letters are not known to C., although he does know Montmorin re...
Says that he is well treated by Count d'Estaing and Count Kaunitz. Estaing
is very frank in their conversations, and Kaunitz has expressed confidence that American
independence will be won despite English efforts and the "absur...
Has received four letters from Carmichael from the 10th to the 14th of
August and wonders if Carmichael has received only one or both letters he has written to
him. Glad to hear that air of San Ildefonso has helped Carmichael's...
Captain Cooke of Salem has arrived at Bilboa with the news that Ternay
landed at Rhode Island. He is under the necessity of deciding the fate (?) of the bills
drawn on him by next Monday. He has already informed Floridablanca o...
Devotes most of letter to news that Cordova has taken an English merchant
convoy of 40-50 ships which was bound for Jamaica. The news cannot be more pleasing to
any Spaniard than it will be to Jay. Latest news from Portugal is ...
Received Jay's letter of the 18th with an enclosure for Floridablanca.
More details on capture of English convoy by Cordoba. Rumors respecting Portugal still
continue, and he hopes that Mr. O Dun (sic) has made serious proposal...
Enclosing copy and original of letter to Gardoqui. Delivered letter Jay
wrote to French Ambassador's residence. Hopes to see the marquis of Yranda to find out
his intentions with respect to "the subject in question", because it...