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Extract of a Letter from John Jay Concerning U.S.-British Relations

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Document Information
Date July 12, 1794
Author Name John Jay (primary) Location: London
Recipient Name Edmund Randolph (primary)
Summary Jay stated opinion on Simecoe's "hostile measure" and current negotiations.
Document Format Extract of Letter
Document Notes Copy of document made by George Taylor, chief clerk; copy of extract taken from official extract certified by John Stagg.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Edmund J Randolph; John Jay; George Taylor; chief clerk; John Stagg; Secretary of State; Simcoe; prisoners; governments; envoy of United States; John Stagg; clerk; war department; John Graves Simcoe; ;
Related Places London; Britain; Canada; upper Canada; ;
Keywords hostilities; negotiations; defense; encroachments; ;
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Extract of a Letter from
Sec Jay - dated London 12 July
Extract of a Letter from John Jay Esquire
Envoy of the US, dated London 12th July 1794
He had an informal Conversation relative to Simcoe's hostile measure. We concurred in opinion that during the present negotiation and until the conclusion of it will things ought to remain and be preserved in status quo that therefore both parties should continue to hold their possessions and that all Encroachments on either side should be done a way, that all hostile measures (if any such should have taken place shall cause one that, in case it should unfortunately have happened that prisoners or property should have been taken, the prisoners shall be released and the property restored. And we have agreed That both Governments shall immediately give orders and instructions accordingly.
Department of State 19th Sep 1794
I herby certify that the above is a true abstract from the original Letter from 11 July to the Secretary of States
Geo:Taylor Jim
Chief Clerk
Compared with the official extract.
John Stagg
clerk W.D.