Document, 1780 September 18

 

Title
Document, 1780 September 18
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1780 September 18
Physical Description
2
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Sends letter by post, so it must of necessity be reserved. Has received no news from America, although the public good would profit were he kept better informed. Glad to hear Richard Morris appointed Chief Justice of New York, New York should not sleep over the Vermont issue. Don't forget Duer, who is a good man, and should be kept in an office in New York Commends to Benson's attention a Pennsylvania law for the gradual abolition of slavery. "Till America comes into this measure abolition her Prayers to Heaven for liberty will be impious--"
Identifier
columbia.jay.07513