From John Jay
ALS: University of Pennsylvania Library; AL (draft): Columbia University Library
Madrid 8th. May 1782
I have recd. your Favor of the 22 & 23 Ult. They have determined me to set out for Paris. I shall leave this Place the latter End of next Week. Mrs. Jay & my Nephew go with me.9 Be pleased to take Lodgings for me, and to inform me of them,1 by a Line to Mr Delap or Mr Bondfield at Bordeaux.
I am Dear Sir with great Regard & Esteem Your obliged & obedt. Servant
His Exy Doctr Franklin
Notation: J. Jay 8. May 1782
9. The Jays and their nephew Peter Jay Munro left Madrid on May 21: Morris, Jay: Revolutionary, p. 651; Morris, Jay: Peace, pp. 20, 31.
1. WTF wrote Jay on June 5 that he had found a place at the Hôtel de la Chine, rue Neuve-des-Petits-Champs, for 25 louis per month: Henry P. Johnston, ed., The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay … (4 vols., New York and London, 1890–93), II, 308.
2. Jay wrote Montmorin on May 1 to ask his advice: ibid., II, 300–1. Montmorin predicted in a personal letter to Vergennes of May 5 that Jay would come soon to Paris (AAE).
3. Bernardo del Campo was Floridablanca’s representative, with whom Jay had been negotiating futilely for a Spanish-American treaty: XXXVI, 83n.