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This print depicts John Jay as President of Congress and Minister to Spain during the American Revolution. Congress sent Jay to Spain in 1779 to secure financial aid and Spanish recognition of American Independence. During his almost three years in Spain he was unable to secure an audience with King Charles III, or have America recognized as an independent nation; however, he did obtain a small loan before departing for Paris in May, 1782. Learn more about John Jay’s important role in our quest for independence on our American Revolution Thematic Tour, offered Wednesday through Saturday at 2pm throughout July