Document, 1821 June 11

Title:
Document, 1821 June 11
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1821 June 11
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
1
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Includes a copy of his letter to William Duane, 22 May 1821. This expresses the conclusion that the "very short" journals in Duane's possession are extracts from or abridgments of Jay's and Adams's letters to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs on the peace negotiations of 1783. Requests that copies of the journals be sent to him that he and Adams may verify the correctness and authenticity of the material. Duane's answer of 30 May refuses the request for the reasons expressed in his former letter. Concludes that the journals are extracts of letters obtained indirectly from the office for foreign affairs; if the letters are to be published officially they need not be concerned about such extracts. The irritated state of the public mind in New York renders a convention unseasonable. Would consent to be a member were it not for the improbability of improvement in his health. It can be conjectured rather than calculated that considerable change is portended in Europe and parts of Asia. The commonalty have acquired more knowledge of their rights but not of the institutions necessary to secure their enjoyment.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.07477

Document, 1821 June 11