United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
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