Document, 1776 April 27

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786 (Addressee)
Title
Document, 1776 April 27
Abstract
Acknowledges receipt of 16 April. Congratulates New York on her diligence in providing for defense. Jay agrees with McDougall that it would not be wise to tax New York City at this time. Jay cannot understand the results of the latest election. Perhaps McDougall has not been reelected because he holds a military office, or perhaps it is merely due to the mutability of human opinion. Some day McDougall's fellow citizens will appreciate him and do him full honor, for "Posterity. . . always does justice."
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1776 April 27
Physical Description
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Note
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Also In
The papers of John Jay