Document, 1775 December 23

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786 (Addressee)
Title
Document, 1775 December 23
Abstract
Congress it seems will not adjourn even for the holy days. Wishes that the absent members of the New York delegation would return. There is just a quorum. What has become of Queens and Richmond counties? Rival governments in politics are solecisms. Light taxes should begin to be imposed rather as precedent than as profit. It would tend to encourage ma nufacturers, essential to the support of the poor. When our fellow mortals are busy and well fed, they forget to complain.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1775 December 23
Physical Description
1
Note
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Also In
The papers of John Jay