Document, 1775 December 23

Title
Document, 1775 December 23
Library Location
New-York Historical Society
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1775 December 23
Physical Description
1
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Congress it seems will not adjourn even for the holy days. Wishes that the absent members of the New York delegation would return. There is just a quorum. What has become of Queens and Richmond counties? Rival governments in politics are solecisms. Light taxes should begin to be imposed rather as precedent than as profit. It would tend to encourage manufacturers, essential to the support of the poor. When our fellow mortals are busy and well fed, they forget to complain.
Identifier
columbia.jay.00746