Document, 1809 November 08

Title:
Document, 1809 November 08
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1809 November 08
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:
His letter to Wilberforce of 14 April 1806 has obviously miscarried. Cooperation between Britain and America on the slave trade laws is desirable and he will do whatever he can; whether times are now propitious is another question. His remarks on the present scene are just. "To see things as they are, to estimate them aright, and to act accordingly, is to be wise." We are now as the Israelites in Egypt with a Prince worse than Pharaoh; although a prophet offers to deliver us yet many remain in slavery.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.09281

Document, 1809 November 08