[Document, 1781 April 16]

 

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Carmichael, William, -1795 (Addressee)
Title
[Document, 1781 April 16]
Abstract
John Jay is not satisfied with Carmichael's explanation as to why the sums John Jay gave to Carmichael for delivery to Cabarrus and Aguirre were credited only to Carmichael. At the same time John Jay asserts that it never entered his mind to conclude, as Carmichael implies, that Carmichael had acted in this matter for personal gain. John Jay believes that the common rules of business and delicacy w ere violated, but nothing more. He disagrees with Carmichael that Jay's having gone to the office of Cabarrus and Aguirre to investigate the matter and to leave instructions for the inclusion of his name in all entries of sums received from him via Carmichael is of importance. What was important was to rectify the error, and now that this has been done he considers the matter closed.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
April 16, 1781
Physical Description
2 pages
Language
English
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/dqyw-a251