[Document, 1775 October 03]

 

Name
Laight, William (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Title
[Document, 1775 October 03]
Abstract
The merchants in England tend to feel that America has gone too far and must be brought to a sense of their duty. Even those who favor our position think we should contribute to the good of the empire. The manufacturing and landed interests support the ministry wholeheartedly. The common people know little about the struggle and care little. Crops have been good and the nonimportation act has not h urt the people. Better to accept a moderate share of civil liberties than to aim for the impossible. It is said Britain will soon make an overture which if not accepted will be followed by the sending of many troops. Britain wants only for the colonies to assume their fair share of responsibility for the expenses of the Empire.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
October 03, 1775
Physical Description
2 pages
Language
English
Library Location
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/wwnd-4h04