[Document, 1781 April 16]

 

Title
[Document, 1781 April 16]
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Carmichael, William, -1795 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
April 16, 1781
Language
English
Physical Description
2 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
John Jay is not satisfied with Carmichael's explanation as to why the sums John Jay gave to Carmichael for delivery to Cabarrus and Aguirre were credited only to Carmichael. At the same time John Jay asserts that it never entered his mind to conclude, as Carmichael implies, that Carmichael had acted in this matter for personal gain. John Jay believes that the common rules of business and delicacy were violated, but nothing more. He disagrees with Carmichael that Jay's having gone to the office of Cabarrus and Aguirre to investigate the matter and to leave instructions for the inclusion of his name in all entries of sums received from him via Carmichael is of importance. What was important was to rectify the error, and now that this has been done he considers the matter closed.
Identifier
columbia.jay.07698