Document, 1775 December 23

Title:
Document, 1775 December 23
Library Location:
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1775 December 23
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:
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

Document, 1775 December 23