Document, 1786 April 16

Title:
Document, 1786 April 16
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Lansdowne, William Petty, Marquis of, 1737-1805
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1786 April 16
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:
Doubts and apprehensions exist in America concerning the actions of Britain. Jay hopes that mutual confidence and a spirit of harmony will grow. What strength America may have to influence future events in the world is difficult to predict, but Jay is confident she will not remain dust in the balance scales of the nations of the world. While they enjoy considerably more domestic tranquility than the English press reports, the federal government is not perfect and is in need of modification.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.08172

Document, 1786 April 16