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Difficulty of obtaining supplies.-Letter to Dr Frank-

lin, (St Ildefonso, September 10th, 1781), request-,

ing supplies of money to meet the bills drawn on

him; new financial regulations of Mr Morris ;

they will probably spare him the necessity of

making further demands.--Receives advances

from M. Cabarrus.-Dr Franklin permits Mr Jay

to draw on him.—The Court prepares to go to the

Escurial.--Note from Mr Jay to the Count de Flor-

ida Blanca, informing him of his intention of re-

turning to Madrid.-Reply of the Count de Flori-

da Blanca to the preceding:-Complaint exhibited

by the Count de Florida Blanca against Commo-

dore Gillon, for retaining deserters from the Span-

ish service on board his vessel.-Letter from Mr

Jay to the Count de Florida Blanca, (Madrid, Oc-

tober 9th, 1781), acknowledging the justice of his

demand of the surrender of the deserters, and en-

closing a copy of his letter to Commodore Gillon

on the subject; Mr Jay urges decisive measures

relating to the negotiations with America.—Let-

ter from Mr Jay to Commodore Gillon (Madrid,

October 9th, 1781), advising the surrender of the

deserters.--Receives a statement from Commo-

dore Gillon, showing the charge against him to

have been precipitate.—Representations of Col-

onel Searle against Commodore Gillon disproved

by the Commodore.-Continued silence of the

Spanish Minister.—Letter from Mr Jay to the

Count de Florida Blanca (Madrid, October 28th,

1781), representing the inconveniences of an ordi-

nance requiring the legality of prizes brought into

the Spanish ports, to be tried in the Court of Ad.

miralty, whence the commission of the captors

issued. --Receives no answer.----

---Letter from Mr

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Jay to the Count de Florida Blanca (Madrid, No-
vember 6th, 1781), on the detention of the Ameri-
can privateer Cicero, with her prize, at Bilboa, on
account of her firing into one of the King's cut-
ters; statement of the case, which renders the
firing justifiable.-Note from the Count de Florida
Blanca to Mr Jay, declaring his statement to be
incorrect, and insisting on satisfaction.—Letter
from Mr Jay to the Count de Florida Blanca
(Madrid, November 12th, 1781), requesting a
statement of the facts in the case of the Cicero,
and the speedy release of the vessel.--Letter
from the Count de Florida Blanca to Mr Jay, com-
municating an order for the release of the Cicero.

--Card from Mr Jay on the subject. --Letter
from Mr Jay to the Count de Florida Blanca
(Madrid, November 16th, 1781), urging the neces-
sity of supplies.—Receives no answer.—Letter
from Mr Jay to Dr Franklin (Madrid, Novem-
ber 21st, 1781), requesting advances of money to
meet the bills drawn on him.-Note from Mr Jay
to the Count de Florida Blanca, requesting an in-
terview.-Reply to the preceding note.--Receives
no answer to a Memorial, which he transmits from
Mr Harrison ; experiences the same neglect in
other similar cases.-Interview with the Count
de Florida Blanca; the Count excuses the delays
on account of the sickness of M. del Campo, and
declines entering on any business.-M. del Campo
has been appointed to confer with Mr Jay three
months without Mr Jay's knowledge.-M. del
Campo declines the conference, under pretence
of ill health ; and afterwards on the plea of want
of instruction.—Letter from Mr Jay to Dr Frank-
lin (Madrid, December 31st, 1781), asking ad-
vances of money:-Letter from Mr Jay to Dr
Franklin (Madrid, January 11th, 1782), on the
subject of advances.-Conference with the French
Ambassador; Mr Jay complains of the delays of
the Spanish Court; requests aid from France ;
declares his intention in case of protesting the
bills, to assign as a reason, that he had placed too
much confidence in his Catholic Majesty ; the
Ambassador advises patience.-Letter from Dr
Franklin to Mr Jay (Passy, January 15th, 1782),
enclosing a letter from the Count de Vergennes
to Dr Franklin (Versailles, December 31st, 1781),
promising to advance a million to him, if he is
authorised to dispose of the Dutch loan.-Letter
from Mr Jay to Dr Franklin (Madrid, January
30th, 1782), on the subject of advances; import-
ant services of Dr Franklin.-Note from Mr Jay
to M. del Campo (Madrid, February 1st, 1782),
expressing his anxiety to enter upon the discus-
sion of American affairs.--Reply of M. del Cam-

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po, regretting that the ill health of the Count
de Florida Blanca has prevented the drawing
up of his instructions.-Letter from Dr Franklin
to Mr Jay (Passy, January 19th, 1782), stating the
difficulties of obtaining further supplies in France;
the Dutch loan principally anticipated; advises
Mr Jay to demand an immediate and explicit an-
swer to his proposition of a treaty, and solicit his
recall in case of further delay.-Letter from M.
Cabarrus to Mr Jay (Madrid, February 10th,
1782), requesting to know how he is to be reim-
bursed for his advances.-Mr Jay replies verbally
to M. Cabarrus, that he can give him no positive
assurances of immediate repayment, but has ex-
pectations from Dr Franklin.-The French Am-
bassador promises to represent to the Count de
Florida Blanca, the critical situation of Mr Jay:-
Letter from the Chevalier de Bourgoing to Mr
Jay, communicating the reply of the Spanish Min-
ister to the representations of the French Ambas-
sador.-Note from Mr Jay to the Chevalier de
Bourgoing, returning his thanks to the Ambassa-
dor.—Letter from Mr Jay to Dr Franklin (Mad-
rid, February 11th, 1782.), on the subject of ad-
vances.-Mr Jay pays a visit to the Minister, who
refers him to M. de Campo.—Evasions of M. del
Campo.--Letter from M. Cabarrus to Mr Jay
(Madrid, February 25th, 1782), transmitting ac-
counts of his advances, and requesting repay-
ment.--M. Cabarrus has a conference with the
Minister, who refuses any new advances, and de-
clares that the King is dissatisfied, that he has re-
ceived no returns from America for his good offices.
-Conference between Mr Jay and the French
Ambassador.—Letter from Mr Jay to Dr Franklin
(Madrid, March 1st, 1782), on the subject of ad-
vances.-Letter from Mr Jay to the Count de
Florida Blanca (Madrid, March 2d, 1782), ex-
plaining the causes which have prevented re-
turns on the part of the United States to the
King's good offices ; declares himself entirely
without resources.--Note from Mr Jay to M. del
Campo, enclosing the preceding letter.-Receives
no answer to the above communications.—Mr Jay
has an interview with the Minister, whọ laments
the difficulty of raising money, but promises aid;
conversation on the proposed treaty; the Minis-
ter promises to send M. Gardoqui to America.-
Extract from the Madrid Gazette, giving an ac-
count of the capture of the Fort St Joseph by Span-
ish troops, who take possession of the country in
the name of his Catholic Majesty.—The bills drawn
on Mr Jay are presented.—Letter of Mr Jay to the
Count de Florida Blanca (Madrid, March 14th,
1782), informing him that the bills have been pre-

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