Document, 1793 June 12

Document, 1793 June 12

 

 

Name:
Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820; Iredell, James, 1751-1799
Title:
Document, 1793 June 12
Abstract:
Discusses opinions of justices in Chisholm vs. Georgia. Writes that "Mr. Jay, whose talents appear to be of a superior cast, and whose argument is undoubtedly more solid and ingenious, appears to be also taken by the novilty [sic] of this idea & gravely gives his sanction to the solecism of "sovereigns without subjects." That is, without sovereignty --. To use the stile of Mr. Wilson "this transcendentally sublime" antithesis seems to be transplanted from some speech in the Jacob in club, or the satires of Peter Pindar, and looks quite like an antic in his honors argument.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1793 June 12
Physical Description:
6
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay