Document, 1786 November 30

Title:
Document, 1786 November 30
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1786 November 30
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
0 pages
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Includes commercial treaty between England and France which has been officially transmitted to Adams by Carmarthen. Pitt will be obliged to propose fresh taxes and Adams expects the people will bear them for "the people universally endeavor to reconcile themselves to their inevitable situation." Adams wishes Americans could see the realistic attitude of the taxpayers in Europe. American complaints that debts, Governors etc., should be abolished, is short-sighted, for laws alone can secure a man his own body, estate or peace of mind. And if these are scorned, what is ever to be respected? What is there worth living for?
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11900

Document, 1786 November 30