Document, 1821 May 07

Title:
Document, 1821 May 07
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 May 07
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:
On considering Mr. Duane's letter of March 16th, the material to which he refers as journals cannot be exact copies of Jay's and Adams' letters to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs as they are mentioned as being "very short indeed," whereas the letters themselves were far from short. Concludes the journals are extracts or abridgements of letters and thinks it advisable that they see them to judge "how far they correspond with the Tenor and Purport of our Letters." Though Adams no longer enjoys a steady hand his general health is better than John Jay's. Concurs that the parties to the Holy Alliance have no right to dictate to other nations. It is honorable to Massachusetts that its political parties have been moderate and decorous; wishes the same were true of those in New York. Encloses another copy of Duane's letter, 16 March 1821.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.07476

Document, 1821 May 07