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Letter from John Jay to Richard Caswell
Jay, John, 1745-1829
October 14, 1785
Volume 17, Page 541

HON. JOHN JAY TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New York, 14th October, 1785.

Sir:

In obedience to the orders of Congress, I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency herewith enclosed, copies of a letter from Chev. Jones to me, and of one from Mr. Soulanges to the Judges and Consuls at Nantes, advising that Algiers had declared war against the United States.

The haste in which I am obliged to write in order to be ready for the Post, prevents my making any remarks on this event.

I have the honor to be Your Excellency's mo. ob. very humbl. Servt.,
JOHN GAY.