Document, 1776 April 27

Title:
Document, 1776 April 27
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:
1776 April 27
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:
Acknowledges receipt of 16 April. Congratulates New York on her diligence in providing for defense. Jay agrees with McDougall that it would not be wise to tax New York City at this time. Jay cannot understand the results of the latest election. Perhaps McDougall has not been reelected because he holds a military office, or perhaps it is merely due to the mutability of human opinion. Some day McDougall's fellow citizens will appreciate him and do him full honor, for "Posterity. . . always does justice."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.00741

Document, 1776 April 27