[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's arguments on the unwisdom of taxing at this time. Cannot understand the late election results in regard to McDougall except on the principle of your holding a military office or that mutability which often strongly marks human opinions. Some day your fellow citizens will d o you 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
2 pages
Language
English
Library Location
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/b6fb-n560