Document, 1798 March 28

Title:
Document, 1798 March 28
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843; Elias, Augustus; Woodward, Augustus B. (Augustus Brevoort), -1827
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1798 March 28
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:
Jefferson is suspected of designs which threaten the happiness and independence of the United States by subjecting it to the will of a foreign nation which "sacrifices everything to its insatiable appetite for aggrandizement and universal domination." However, the period is approaching in which Jefferson's integrity or depravity must be proved. If the Democratic Party succeeds in opposing the government and dividing the people, this country might be broken up into individual states which an interested Europe would then keep from reuniting. If on the other hand we become united in defense, we shall lose foreign leanings and "acquire a national character and a national pride."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.10033

Document, 1798 March 28