Document, 1779 September 2

Document, 1779 September 2

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829, Clinton, George, 1739-1812
Title:
Document, 1779 September 2
Abstract:
Last letter contained "Hints" on New York's dispute with Vermont. Congress has agreed to stop emissions of paper money at $200,000,000. In the course of Congressional debate on ceiling of currency emissions and taxes, Jay "intimated" his doubt that New York would pay taxes only if Congress acted on Vermont claims. While New York could easily raise the tax levy, Jay would "detain every Shilling" until "Justice be done the State' of New York. To this end, Congress should be authorized to act "Effectually, unembarrassed by useless & perplexing Provisos & Reservations."
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 and Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1779 September 2
Physical Description:
1
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay