Sends an act of Congress of 13 July recognizing Adriaan Valk as Consul
from Netherlands to Maryland and Virginia to reside at Baltimore and calling on those
states to furnish him with a notification of his quality.
Reply to John Jay's letter of 10 January. Act of Congress recognizing de
la Forest asvice consul has been laid before Maryland Assembly and their action will be
communicated promptly. Singed draft.
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...
Smallwood, William, 1732-1792, Jay, John, 1745-1829, Livingston, Robert R.
1786 October 26
Kenneth Rendell Catalog No. 45 (1970) ITEM 408. Als. Annapolis. Headed "In
council." Encloses copies of an act of Maryland Assembly (not present) naming Jay and
Livingston as arbitrators on behalf of the state of Maryland.
John Jay and Robert R. Livingston appointed by the state of Maryland to
represent her in arbitration of claims of Messers Van Staphorst against the state. Jay
and Livingston are to act as arbitrators for Maryland, Van Staphorst...