Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Jay, 7 December 1785

From John Jay

New York 7th. Decemr. 1785

Dr. Sir

The last Letter I have had the Pleasure of receiving from you is dated the 14th. August last. My last to you is dated the 2d. Ult: by Mr. Houdon who I hope has by this Time safely arrived. Nothing of importance has since occurred except the Arrival of Mr. Temple, respecting whom I enclose the Copy of an Act of Congress of 2d. Instant. With great Esteem & Regard I have the Honor to be &ca.,

John Jay

You will herewith receive a Packet of Newspapers.

FC (DNA: PCC, No. 121). Recorded in SJL as received 18 Jan. 1786. Enclosure: Copy of resolution of Congress, 2 Dec. 1785, recognizing John Temple as British consul general in the U. S. (text printed in JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xxix, 897–8).

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