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Document, 1779 July 26

1. Document, 1779 July 26

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1779 July 26
  • Summary: Sends Jefferson sundry papers concerning the capture of a vessel of Portugal by a privateer owned by Carter Braxton. One is an act of Congress of July 21 for doing justice to the parties concerned and punishing the ...
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Document, 1779 June 16

2. Document, 1779 June 16

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1779 June 16
  • Summary: encloses copies of two Acts of Congress of 14 June, one to exempt drivers ofwagons from militia duties while in service; the other for ascertaining theirwages.First enclosure, signed by Charles Thomson, is in Virginia State ...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1779 September 06

3. Document, 1779 September 06

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1779 September 06
  • Summary: Sends a copy of an act of Congress of September 4 giving Lt. Col. Simms leave of absence from the regiment until Nov. 21.
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Document, 1781 June 15

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Document, 1781 June 15

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Document, 1781 June 15

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Document, 1783 July 18

14. Document, 1783 July 18

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1783 July 18
  • Summary: Jay plans to return to America in the spring and would like to see Jefferson take his place. Jefferson's talents and reputation in America would stand him in good stead in Europe. Hopes America will be united and a strong admin...
  • Number of Images: 1
Document, 1785 April 15

15. Document, 1785 April 15

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 April 15
  • Summary: Sends Jefferson's commission to succeed Franklin at Versailles. Encloses the table of duties for French ports. Treasury Department now organized. Provision for paying off the American debts should be made.
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1785 April 15

16. Document, 1785 April 15

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 April 15
  • Summary: Sends Jefferson's commission to succeed Franklin at Versailles. Encloses the table of duties for French ports. Treasury Department now organized. Provision for paying off the American debts should be made.
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1785 August 13

17. Document, 1785 August 13

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 August 13
  • Summary: Sends Jefferson papers on a case where there seems to be lack of justice. The claims of humanity merit our good offices. Inquiries to the proper authorities should be made.
  • Number of Images: 1
Document, 1785 August 13

18. Document, 1785 August 13

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 August 13
  • Summary: Convention on consular powers still under consideration. Congress now preparing a requisition on the states for supplies which should establish our credit. The harvests are good but food is high priced. Thus, there is money but...
  • Number of Images: 10
Document, 1785 August 13

19. Document, 1785 August 13

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 August 13
  • Summary: Convention on consular powers still under consideration. Congress now preparing a requisition on the states for supplies which should establish our credit. The harvests are good but food is high priced. Thus, there is money but...
  • Number of Images: 4
Document, 1785 August 13

20. Document, 1785 August 13

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 August 13
  • Summary: Sends Jefferson papers on a case where there seems to be lack of justice. The claims of humanity merit our good offices. Inquiries to the proper authorities should be made.
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1785 December 07

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Document, 1785 December 09

22. Document, 1785 December 09

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 December 09
  • Summary: Public papers which will be dispatched with this letter contain attacks upon him by Lewis Littlepage. It is said that these unjust comments are supported by Americans and some Frenchmen. He hopes that this is not the attitude o...
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Document, 1785 January 14

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Document, 1785 July 13

24. Document, 1785 July 13

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 July 13
  • Summary: Congress still considering Jefferson's official letters. No resolution as yet on the consular convention with France. Rumors that the British are enticing our citizens to settle within our lines under their government. If true,...
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Document, 1785 July 13

25. Document, 1785 July 13

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 July 13
  • Summary: Have received intelligence that British are attempting to settle people within American lines boundaries that are bound to Britain in gratitude for gratuities of provisions and farm implements. If true, the evacuation of fronti...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1785 June 15

26. Document, 1785 June 15

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 June 15
  • Summary: Sends Jefferson the letter from Congress to the King of France to be delivered by him. Sends America newspapers. The American people grow restive under British restrictions on their trade and the effect is to increase the desir...
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Document, 1785 June 15

27. Document, 1785 June 15

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 June 15
  • Summary: Sends Jefferson the letter from Congress to the King of France to be delivered by him. Sends American newspapers. The American people grow restive under British restrictions on their trade and the effect is to increase the desi...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1785 March 11

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Document, 1785 March 11

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Document, 1785 March 11

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Document, 1785 March 15

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Document, 1785 March 15

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Document, 1785 March 22

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Document, 1785 November 02

34. Document, 1785 November 02

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 November 02
  • Summary: Introduces Houdon, the sculptor, who carries this letter. Please send any news of the Algerians' alleged declaration of war. England gives trouble on the New England border, and has not yet evacuated the western posts. Consular...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1785 November 02

35. Document, 1785 November 02

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 November 02
  • Summary: Introduces Houdon, the sculptor, who carries this letter. Please send any news of the Algerians' alleged declaration of war. England gives trouble on the New England border, and has not yet evacuated the western posts. Consular...
  • Number of Images: 1
Document, 1785 November 30

36. Document, 1785 November 30

  • Name: Vergennes, Charles Gravier, comte de, 1719-1787 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 November 30
  • Summary: Informs Jefferson that a Boston merchant who was unable to dispose of his cargo of whale oil on account of the duties exacted has been relieved by the king of this payment. He and other Americans, until January 1, 1787, shall p...
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Document, 1785 October 11

37. Document, 1785 October 11

  • Name: Thulemeier (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 October 11
  • Summary: Thulemeier informs Jefferson that he has received ratification of the treaty of amity and commerce. He asks Jefferson to remember him to William Short. According to Julian P. Boyd, Papers of Thomas Jefferson, enclosed in: 2 Jan...
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Document, 1785 October 30

38. Document, 1785 October 30

  • Name: Vergennes, Charles Gravier, comte de, 1719-1787 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 October 30
  • Summary: The King is satisfied with the conduct of French officers towards the commanders of the American ship which visited China. The King has ordered Vergennes to mention to Jefferson that the Americans have paid very little attentio...
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Document, 1785 September 14

39. Document, 1785 September 14

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 September 14
  • Summary: Has heard nothing yet from Capt. Lamb. We have little to expect from Britain at this time. The affair of Longchamps has been dropped and the papers returned to Marbois. Pressing the matter would have served no useful purpose. W...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1785 September 14

40. Document, 1785 September 14

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 September 14
  • Summary: Has heard nothing yet from Capt. Lamb. We have little to expect from Britain at this time. The affair of Longchamps has been dropped and the papers returned to Marbois. Pressing the matter would have served no useful purpose. W...
  • Number of Images: 4
Document, 1785 September 15

41. Document, 1785 September 15

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 September 15
  • Summary: Marbois lost some friends here but his conduct was unexceptionable and Congress has commended him for it. It is hoped that ultimately Luzerne will return as he is thought to have friendly feelings toward the U.S. and already ha...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1785 September 15

42. Document, 1785 September 15

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1785 September 15
  • Summary: Marbois lost some friends here but his conduct was unexceptionable and Congress has commended him for it. It is hoped that ultimately Luzerne will return as he is thought to have friendly feelings toward the U.S. and already ha...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1786 August 18

43. Document, 1786 August 18

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 August 18
  • Summary: Autograph draft. Delays in Congress because of lack of adequate representation. Hopes to be able to send Jefferson information on the consular treaty soon. The federal government should be changed so that the three departments ...
  • Number of Images: 3
Document, 1786 August 18

44. Document, 1786 August 18

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 August 18
  • Summary: Delays in Congress because of lack of adequate representation. Hopes to be able to send Jefferson information on the consular treaty soon. The federal government should be changed so that the three departments of government wou...
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Document, 1786 December 01

45. Document, 1786 December 01

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 December 01
  • Summary: Letters concerning the South Carolina frigate are enclosed; as the legislature of South Carolina feel the Prince of Luxembourg, because of his financial interest, may be of assistance, this matter is called to Jefferson's ...
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Document, 1786 December 13

46. Document, 1786 December 13

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 December 13
  • Summary: The South Carolina frigate was ostensibly owned by the Prince of Luxembourg; the actual owner was the King of France. For this reason, discuss this with Vergennes before mentioning it to the Prince of Luxembourg.
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Document, 1786 December 14

47. Document, 1786 December 14

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 December 14
  • Summary: His intelligence about Sir Guy Carleton's instructions is contrary to that being sent from Europe. There is good reason to suspect a link between the Massachusetts insurgents and Canada, but no link to Britain. Rumors also circ...
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Document, 1786 December 14

48. Document, 1786 December 14

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 December 14
  • Summary: Autograph Draft. His intelligence about Sir Guy Carleton's instructions is contrary to that being sent from Europe. There is good reason to suspect a link between the Massachusetts insurgents and Canada, but no link to Britain....
  • Number of Images: 4
Document, 1786 February 24

49. Document, 1786 February 24

  • Name: Barclay, Thomas (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 February 24
  • Summary: Is leaving for Madrid, and expects to get there in about twelve days. Bondfield has bought two hogsheads of Haut Briers wine for Jefferson. Enclosed in: 12 May 1786, Jefferson to John Jay.
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Document, 1786 January 19

50. Document, 1786 January 19

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 January 19
  • Summary: Congress does not as yet have a quorum, and thus no resolutions have passed concerning foreign affairs. A disposition prevails to permit Congress to regulate trade, but he feels the procedures for regulation will be the subject...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1786 January 19

51. Document, 1786 January 19

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 January 19
  • Summary: The weaknesses of the confederation. Will France aid us on the posts? Britain aiding the Indians against America.
  • Number of Images: 3
Document, 1786 July 14

52. Document, 1786 July 14

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 July 14
  • Summary: On treaty with Portugal; our government needs to be strengthened; There may be trouble with British and the Indians on northern borders. France still seems to be our faithful ally.
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1786 July 14

53. Document, 1786 July 14

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 July 14
  • Summary: On treaty with Portugal; our government needs to be strengthened; There may be trouble with British and the Indians on northern borders. France still seems to be our faithful ally.
  • Number of Images: 3
Document, 1786 June 16

54. Document, 1786 June 16

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 June 16
  • Summary: Hopes France will change her commercial system so as to encourage more trade with the U.S. England seems to have a better understanding of the interests of commerce. No instructions yet on negotiations with the Barbary ...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1786 June 16

55. Document, 1786 June 16

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 June 16
  • Summary: Hopes France will change her commercial system so as to encourage more trade with the U.S. England seems to have a better understanding of the interests of commerce. No instructions yet on negotiations with the Barbary ...
  • Number of Images: 3
Document, 1786 May 05

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Document, 1786 May 05

57. Document, 1786 May 05

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1786 May 05
  • Summary: Jefferson is right, "the liberty of the press is too important to the public to be restrained for the sake of personal Considerations..." Moreover, people can protect themselves by their good actions, and truth will win out ove...
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Document, 1786 May 05

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Document, 1786 May 10

60. Document, 1786 May 10