Document, 1783 March 08

Title:
Document, 1783 March 08
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Wright, Patience Lovell; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1783 March 08
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
2
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Brief thoughts on order, discipline, government founded on "equity and prudence," etc. "America has excelled other nations in elevation and greatness of mind." Sends a copy of thoughts on the subject of taxes, common law, etc. "When King Solomon built the temple he received presents from all parties and accepted presents of all kinds from the people-- so in like manner you wise men will take our materials as coming from honest well meant zeal to serve the grand cause of our country." "Good will come out of evil and the good politick of America sound forth to all the admiring." Declares her intention to make a collection of busts in wax work of Adams, Jay, and other worthy Americans in Europe to present to the State House in Philadelphia "for a monument of their glory and my own good judgement.... Women are faithful friends and in all great revolutions in church and state have done wonders."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.07278

Document, 1783 March 08