Document, 1775 October 03

Title:
Document, 1775 October 03
Library Location:
Museum of the City of New York
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Laight, William; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1775 October 03
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:
The merchants in England tend to feel that America has gone too far and must be brought to a sense of their duty. Even those who favor our position think we should contribute to the good of the empire. The manufacturing and landed interests support the ministry wholeheartedly. The common people know little about the struggle and care little. Crops have been good and the nonimportation act has not hurt the people. Better to accept a moderate share of civil liberties than to aim for the impossible. It is said Britain will soon make an overture which if not accepted will be followed by the sending of many troops. Britain wants only for the colonies to assume their fair share of responsibility for the expenses of the Empire.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.00373

Document, 1775 October 03