Document, 1821 March 06

Title:
Document, 1821 March 06
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 March 06
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:
Does not know what William Temple Franklin means by his reference to John Jay's and Adams's journals of the peace negotiations mentioned in the fifth volume of Franklin's works. The only journal he kept of that period was the one sent to Congress which Hamilton made notorious by the "exquisite satire" which he had the honor to confer on it. Presumes with Jay that Franklin has copies of their letters to Congress; therefore requests that John Jay write the editor or publisher at Philadelphia and state the fact. Jay need be under no concern for his letters as they will do honor wherever they go; he is not concerned for his own as "they never can be made more infamous than they have been already." John Jay's handwriting assures him that he will be on horseback before spring; Adams hopes to "crawl out like a Turtle" at that time after a winter of confinement.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.05440

Document, 1821 March 06