Document, 1799 February 17

Title:
Document, 1799 February 17
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843; Woodward, Augustus B. (Augustus Brevoort), -1827
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1799 February 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:
While he is displeased with the abstract form of the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions, he is even more distressed at their spirit. Antipathy to aliens has, in Kentucky, suddenly been turned to sympathy since the ratification of the British treaty. Since "democratic Gentlemen" are so fond of strict construction, what clause entitled 16 states to sit in judgment on the acts of Congress. Why set up a Supreme Court to pass on laws of the Union, if this was to be done by State Legislature? Democrats are inspired by ambition. Western New York is federalist, He is confident it will remain such, if well informed.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.10038

Document, 1799 February 17