[Document, 1799 January 30]

 

Title
[Document, 1799 January 30]
Library Location
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
January 30, 1799
Language
English
Physical Description
3 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Constitutional period, 1789-1809; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Atheism and religious infidelity are on the increase; much ill use is made of secret societies. It does not appear that the Roman Church or the religion of Mohammed are involved in this, but rather its source seems to be in the Jacobin cause and the use of religious infidelity for political purposes. What could have been the motives behind the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions? [The draft copy of this letter was printed in William Jay's The Life of John Jay, vol. II, 286-288; and Henry P. Johnston's The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, vol. IV, 252-254. However there are significant differences between the draft and this signed autograph letter, and it appears that the entire draft may not have been published.]
Identifier
columbia.jay.01175