Document, 1795 August 17

Document, 1795 August 17

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829, Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1795 August 17
Abstract:
It is uncertain whether the President should unofficially comment on the course of his administration. The loss of detachment from public debate might prove damaging; on the other hand it may stop the activities of the partisans. Jay hopes that the President may succeed in carrying the nation through the present crisis, for if he fails the country will fall into the hands of the Jacobins who are likely to subject it to the excesses recently experienced in France. Now that France has adopted a new constitution, perhaps she will be less likely to attack U.S. government, after which it is patterned.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1795 August 17
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