Document, 1792 June 30

Name:
Dickenson, J. D.; Dole, J.; Jay, John, 1745-1829; Lane, D.; Lansing, C.; Lansinghburgh, N.Y., Committee; Selden, C.; Dole, J.; Jay, John, 1745-1829; Lane, D.; Lansing, C.; Lansinghburgh, N.Y., Committee; Selden, C.
Title:
Document, 1792 June 30
Date:
1792 June 30
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
1
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
"Extra" edition of the American Spy" , dated "Lansingburgh, June 30, 1792." Account of Jay's arrival in the town that morning and his welcome at Platt's Inn by C. Lansing and others, a committee of local Jay supporters. The extra reprints the committee's address of welcome and support as well as an expression of their "sincere regret and resentment at the palpable prostitution of those principles of virtue, patriotisim and duty which has been displayed by a majority of the canvassing committee" in the gubernatorial election dispute between Jay and George Clinton. Jay's reply, too, is printed in full. He thanks the committee for their remarks but reminds them that, as United States Chief Justice, he finds himself "restrained by considerations of delicacy from particular remarks." The newspaper extra notes that Jay left town at 5 pm for the District Court session at Troy. The last column of the "Extra" reprints an affidavit concerning the Cherry Valley annual town meeting, 3 April 1792, and events that led to a rival town meeting a few days later at which another slate of officers was adopted.
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, 1792 June 30