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Hold Hostilities in Abeyance Pending Negotiations

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Document Information
Date July 12, 1794
Author Name John Jay (primary) Location: London
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Jay tells Hamilton that all hostilities between the U.S. and Britain should be held in abeyance until the present negotiations between the two countries are concluded. Current positions on the frontier should be held, prisoners should be released, and captured property restored.
Document Format Extract of Letter
Document Notes Cited in Wayne to Knox,11/12/1794. Spans Images 11-12 of this collection.
Content Notes This is an excerpt of a letter from John Jay, Envoy to Great Britain, to Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; John Jay; Simcoe; prisoners;
Related Places London;
Keywords informal conversation relative to Simcoe's hostile measure; present negotiation; conclusion of it; status quo; all encroachments on their side; all hostile measures; prisoners or property; both Governments; orders and instructions;
Key Phrases We concurred in opinion that during the present negotiation & until the conclusion of it, all things ought to remain and be preserved in status quo--

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