Document, 1799 February 17

Document, 1799 February 17

 

 

Name:
Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843; Woodward, Augustus B. (Augustus Brevoort), -1827
Title:
Document, 1799 February 17
Abstract:
While he is displeased with the abstract form of the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions, he is even more distressed at their spirit. Antipathy to aliens has, in Kentucky, suddenly been turned to sympathy since the ratification of the British treaty. Since "democratic Gentlemen" are so fond of strict construction, what clause entitled 16 states to sit in judgment on the acts of Congress. Why set up a Supreme Court to pass on laws of the Union, if this was to be done by State Legislature? Democrats are inspired by ambition. Western New York is federalist, He is confident it will remain such, if well informed.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1799 February 17
Physical Description:
4
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay