Document, 1776 April 27

Title
Document, 1776 April 27
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1776 April 27
Physical Description
1
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Acknowledges receipt of 16 April. Congratulates New York on her diligence in providing for defense. Jay agrees with McDougall that it would not be wise to tax New York City at this time. Jay cannot understand the results of the latest election. Perhaps McDougall has not been reelected because he holds a military office, or perhaps it is merely due to the mutability of human opinion. Some day McDougall's fellow citizens will appreciate him and do him full honor, for "Posterity. . . always does justice."
Identifier
columbia.jay.06933