Document, 1826 June 29

Title
Document, 1826 June 29
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Cebra, John Yates, 1784 or 1785-1855 (Addressee)
Randolph, Stuart F. (Addressee)
Riker, Richard, 1773-1842 (Addressee)
Taylor, Jacob B. (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1826 June 29
Physical Description
2
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Has received the invitation from the Corporation of the City of New York to attend the celebration of the anniversary of American Independence. Is grateful for the honor and regrets that the state of his health prevents his attendance. Hopes that the peace, happiness and prosperity enjoyed by our country will induce leaders to recommend "a general and public return of praise and thanksgiving to Him." We can best secure our civil and religious liberties by gratitude to their source.
Identifier
columbia.jay.08805