Document, 1793 June 12

Title:
Document, 1793 June 12
Library Location:
Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820; Iredell, James, 1751-1799
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1793 June 12
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
6
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Discusses opinions of justices in Chisholm vs. Georgia. Writes that "Mr. Jay, whose talents appear to be of a superior cast, and whose argument is undoubtedly more solid and ingenious, appears to be also taken by the novilty [sic] of this idea & gravely gives his sanction to the solecism of "sovereigns without subjects." That is, without sovereignty --. To use the stile of Mr. Wilson "this transcendentally sublime" antithesis seems to be transplanted from some speech in the Jacob in club, or the satires of Peter Pindar, and looks quite like an antic in his honors argument.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11938

Document, 1793 June 12