Document, 1821 June 19

Title:
Document, 1821 June 19
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1821 June 19
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
3
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Jay has acted with dignity and probity; a publication of his correspondence with William Duane would place the latter in a ridiculous light. Duane, Cobbet and Calender are so eccentric that it seems unnecessary to expose them, as posterity will forget them. Is informed that Congress has ordered publication of all correspondence relative to the negotiations of 1782 and '83. The convention in New York may do good if wisely directed. Hopes they will abolish legislative interference with executive authority and all executive counsels. Is more concerned with the present and future condition of mankind than he ought to be. Whatever changes might come about in religion and government, this life is only a state of trial and we will not remain here eternally.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.05444

Document, 1821 June 19