[Document, 1776 April 27]

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786 (Addressee)
Title
[Document, 1776 April 27]
Abstract
Acknowledges receipt of 16 April. Congratulates New York on her diligence in providing for defense. Jay agrees with McDougall that it would not be wise to tax New York City at this time. Jay cannot understand the results of the latest election. Perhaps McDougall has not been reelected because he holds a military office, or perhaps it is merely due to the mutability of human opinion. Some day McDoug all's fellow citizens will appreciate him and do him full honor, for "Posterity. . . always does justice."
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
April 27, 1776
Physical Description
1 page
Language
English
Library Location
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/dzcz-8005