Document, 1794 March 01

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Drayton, John, 1766-1822
Title:
Document, 1794 March 01
Date:
1794 March 01
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
2
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
Jay will try to raise cotton from the seeds Drayton sent, but he doesn't expect it will survive the vigor of the northern climate. Prosecution he mentions is a tax one must pay for the management of public affairs. Factions and demagogues will always inhere in free governments; the few individuals are motivated by patriotism, and they all too infrequently receive a crown of thorns rather than laurels. On the merits of the prosecution he forbears to make any comments because of his situation.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay

Document, 1794 March 01