Document, 1812 July 28

Title:
Document, 1812 July 28
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Van Schaack, Peter, 1747-1832
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1812 July 28
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
1
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
As the war was constitutionally declared, the people are bound to support it. The declaration of war was neither necessary nor expedient, and those who hold this same opinion would do well to express it. If town meetings are convened on the subject, their proceedings and resolutions should be firm but temperate. Commotions tending to a dissolution of the union or to civil war would be serious evils. A change of measures would result from a change of rulers, brought about by public opinion. Does not hesitate to express these sentiments on proper occasions, but it would not be pleasant to be quoted in newspapers, handbills, or public speeches.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.09440

Document, 1812 July 28