Document, 1786 February 14

Title:
Document, 1786 February 14
Library Location:
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1786 February 14
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:
Received John JayÆs letter enclosing two pamphlets, one of which Adams is sending on to Mr. Jefferson in Paris. The character of the writer is at the same time condescending and impertinent. Those like Mr. Littlepage, the writer, give the native-born American a bad reputation. Purity of character is unfortunately no guard against attacks both rude and virulent. Moreover, both Jay and Adams know that such people as Littlepage are important for ædoing business which cannot be done by fairer means.Æ
Identifier:
columbia.jay.00655

Document, 1786 February 14