Document, 1800 October 16

Name:
Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1800 October 16
Date:
1800 October 16
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
1
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
Typescript from Ellsworth justifying the commission's agreement with France which "if ratified" will "extricate the United States from a contest, which it might be as difficult to relinquish with honor as to pursue with a prospect of advantage ... . As the reign of Jacobinism in France is over, and appearances are strong in favour of a general peace, I hope you will think it was better to do this than to have done nothing."
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay

Document, 1800 October 16