Document, 1798 April 26

Title:
Document, 1798 April 26
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 April 26
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
4
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Has just come from a meeting of the Society for free Debate, lately formed with the probable intention of converting it to a Jacob in Club. The question being discussed was "Is it most expedient under existing Circumstances to lay an Embargo, or to arm our Vessels in Defence of our carrying Trade?" Though the question had undoubtedly been chosen with a view to influencing the election and many Democrats were present, the majority in the meeting were Federalists. The latter group eventually took over and moved to draft a letter to the President and Congress expressing approval of the measures pursued with respect to France. From this more credit may be given to the assertions that the Federal ticket will be carried in New York.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.06065

Document, 1798 April 26