Document, 1785 October 14

Title:
Document, 1785 October 14
Library Location:
Unknown repository
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1785 October 14
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:
Papers Adams enclosed in last letters now before Congress. Much temper and talent in Congress. Not in their power to do all that should be done, but very industrious. AdamsÆ letter reinforces federal ideas that cannot be too strongly inculcated. Duty of leadership to enlarge and invigorate federal government. Must check "rage for separation". Adams still silent on question of evacuation of frontier posts. Will send acts of the legislatures concerning interests of the union. When took office, asked governors of states to send him printed copies of their acts, but negligible response. Sends requisition of Congress with newspapers. The Algerians declared war on the United States, not sorry for it if encourages to lay foundations for a navy and strengthen federal system. Mr. de Marbois went to St. Domingo (St. Domingue) where he has an intendancy. Mr. Otto succeeds him. Not yet filled AdamsÆ place at The Hague, candidates Mr. Izard and Mr. Madison. Both parties court Dr. Franklin at Philadelphia and it is believed that he will succeed Mr. Dickinson (as President of Pennsylvania). Might be difficult to manage both parties, hopes Franklin may reconcile them and restore that state to prosperity.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.13148

Document, 1785 October 14