Document, 1832 October 20

Title:
Document, 1832 October 20
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Jay, William, 1789-1858
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1832 October 20
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:
Encloses copies of his eulogy on James Monroe and an address delivered by him to the town inhabitants on the 4th of July last. Has heard of William's intention to publish a biography on John Jay; regrets that distance has prevented a better acquaintance with his children. An immense disproportion of Franklin's virtues was concentrated in prudence; his life exemplifies the line: Nullum Numen abest si sit Prudentia. There is a moral philosophy of a higher order than this. He signed the Treaty of Peace with Britain but gave Vergennes to understand that the withholding of the contents was against his will. He had a "language official, and a language confidential." This was never said of Jay; his prudence, though scarcely less than Franklin's, had another foundation.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.07386

Document, 1832 October 20