Document, 1800 April 26

Document, 1800 April 26

 

 

Name:
Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843; Editor of the New York Daily Advertizer
Title:
Document, 1800 April 26
Abstract:
Draft of Jay's essay signed "Ahala" in the Daily Advertiser of this date (see document 10092). An attack upon Clinton and the methods he used to obtain and retain his powers as Governor. Proceeds to question the military reputation of Gates, with particular mention of the Conway cabal. Criticism of a General's aide de camp and private secretary to a minister seems directed at Henry Brockholst Livingston. When the late Commissioner of the Treasury, Samuel Osgood, resigned his commission, he also gave up his political reputation. Who is the candidate for Senator - one would hardly guess! None other than Dr. Samuel Latham Mitchell - who will instruct the United States Senate in the difference between phlogiston and oxygen. Europe will admire the versatility of a chemical pedant turned legislator! The politically dead threaten to rise again to their former offices. It is unkind to criticize them with the weapons they have put into their opponents' hands, yet they must be battled for the good of the nation.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1800 April 26
Physical Description:
6
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