Document, 1779 April 21

Name
Livingston, Robert R. (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Title
Document, 1779 April 21
Abstract
Chides Jay for his lack of openness in writing. Many consider Jay's grand secret as a political turn. It is impossible to carry on another campaign without something better than a paper exchequer. The spirit of discontent has never been greater. This attitude will produce changes in the legislature. Benson will lose his seat. The confiscation bill was "a compound of folly, avarice, and injustice." Benson's "compromising genius" contributed. Many preparatory steps have been taken for a change in the delegation. Morris and Schuyler will be left out. Livingston has written to Morris and has entreated him to return and remove the prejudices against himself. Asks Jay to help Mr./Istard/. He is entitled to some provision from Congress. Duane promised to procure for him the position of chaplain or of interpreter, but he has written nothing further.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1779 April 21
Physical Description
3
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