Document, 1776 December 02

 

Title
Document, 1776 December 02
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1776 December 02
Physical Description
2
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
ALS. Defends loyalty of James Duane. "I am exceedingly hurt at the wicked attack made on Mr. Duane. Envy Hatred Malice and all Uncharitableness must have conspired in producing it. Whatever Suspicions some Folks might entertain of his political Conduct from his opposition to certain Men & Measures, I am convinced he has maintained no Correspondence with the Enemy...." Jay continues "I heartily wish some american St. Patrick would arise, and cleanse these fair Abodes of Liberty, not only of Vipers Toads & noxious Reptiles; but also of Parricides, Traitors and insidious dark designing Iagos...." He asks Morris to send his compliments to Congress: "God bless you, and give the Congress Grace to remain at Philadelphia until the very last Extremity" (written when the British threatened New Jersey and Pennsylvania before Washington's victories at Trenton and Princeton).
Identifier
columbia.jay.90544