Document, 1796 May 16

Title:
Document, 1796 May 16
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Bayard, Samuel; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1796 May 16
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:
Acknowledges receipt of 25 March. Bayard is always interested in receiving American newspapers, particularly when national affairs are at a critical point. He indicates his disapproval of a Congressional resolution introduced by Mr. W. Clay on 17 April, because it risks war with Great Britain just at a time when differences can be settled amicably. The decisions of the Lords of Appeal, which reversed several sentences of condemnation, have been as favorable as could be expected. Only in the case of the Sally-Choate have orders been declared conformable to the laws of nations. Bayard is certain that Dr. Nicoll, appointed by Great Britain, will be a just and able Commissioner. As far as he knows, the other appointee, Mr. Anstey, is equally suitable.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12541

Document, 1796 May 16