Document, 1798 May 13

Title:
Document, 1798 May 13
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1798 May 13
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:
Seth Martin wants to buy John JayÆs share of lot in Cheesecocks Patent; promised to write to Jay about it. Will probably go to Rye with Maria; has heard Dinah dangerously ill. LivingstonsÆ calculation has the chancellor winning by 940 votes, but they refuse to bet on it at less than ten to one. Formed a committee of young men, only one of whom had "an interest among the mechanics or lower class of People." Each came up with an address to the president and his was chosen, a fact which reveals their indiscretion. Already have 600 signatures of respectable young men of the city. Decided also to learn military expertise from General Hughes. Officers of the Brigade wished to write an address the president; he himself does not see that the military should be able to either criticize or condone the leader of the country, and so abstained from the meeting. Black cockades worn in Philadelphia to demonstrate sympathy with the government; questions whether one should widen existing differences between parties or treat the badge as a sign of union with oneÆs cause. Colonel Hamilton approves it but does wear the cockade. Allusion to death of Mr. James Jones. (In draft: several violent oppositionists appointed to the militia, who by inflammatory words seek to hurt those who appointed them.)
Identifier:
columbia.jay.06067

Document, 1798 May 13