Document, 1797 December 23

Document, 1797 December 23

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829, Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1797 December 23
Abstract:
Reply to questions on the claims of British debts [Pickering to John Jay, 13 Dec. 1797, NNC:9503]. Is not prepared to answer on the subject of interest since he does not have relative notes or books in Albany. The doubt "on which Side of the Question lays the onus probe cundi respecting the Solvency or Insolvency of the Debtor" appears an extraordinary one. Plaintiff or Demandant must show right to the thing he demands, and the case must fall within the provisions of the statute or treaty in question. Creditor must show that the debt is actually due and payable, that the amount cannot now be obtained, that any presenting solvency is chargeable to impediments contrary to the Treaty of Peace, and that he was solvent before the impediments took place.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1797 December 23
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