Document, 1782 September 17

Title:
Document, 1782 September 17
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:
1782 September 17
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
4
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Jay must always do his duty. He would never be motivated by private resentment to injure an individual. No man is to be blamed for choosing the side he judged right in the war. Yet several Americans took sides with Britain because of dishonorable motives. "You mention my brother - if after having made so much bustle in and for America, he has (as is surmised) improperly made his peace with Britain, I shall endeavor to forget that my father had such a son." Asks about his family and health.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.09423

Document, 1782 September 17