Document, 1791 November 23

Document, 1791 November 23

 

 

Name:
Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Title:
Document, 1791 November 23
Abstract:
Has visited Uncle Frederick. Although he has read Life of Cicero attentively, cannot point out acts of indiscretion; but his misfortunes were due to his vanity and irresolution. Same as NNC: 8359, Jay (M) - f.35, of which this appears to be a retained draft. Received letter of 12th, and has read the life of Cicero. Although he cannot point out particu lar acts of indiscretion to which Cicero's downfall may be attributed, he thinks the reasons for his downfall were vanity and irresolution.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Genre:
correspondence
Origin Information:
17911123
Date:
1791 November 23
Physical Description:
2
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