Document, 1772 January 02

Document, 1772 January 02

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829, Kempe, John Tabor
Title:
Document, 1772 January 02
Abstract:
Jay suggests that Kempe is withholding information from him because of a supposed defect in constitution or inaccuracy in mode of expression and think she has fixed his resentment on objects too trifling to merit serious consideration. If a gentleman's conduct is misunderstood he should explain it as a complement to those who ask it and in justice to his own reputation. A man has a right to be warm at indelicate treatment. Even though Kempe knew Jay was retained in the case of the Parish of Jamaica, he avoided all conversation with him on it. The case was argued without Jay's knowledge. Jay does not want a rupture but would rather reject the world than purchase it by patience under indignities.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1772 January 02
Physical Description:
2
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay