Document, 1776 April 27

Title:
Document, 1776 April 27
Library Location:
New York Public Library
(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:
2
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's arguments on the unwisdom of taxing at this time. Cannot understand the late election results in regard to McDougall except on the principle of your holding a military office or that mutability which often strongly marks human opinions. Some day your fellow citizens will do you full honor for "Posterity ... always does justice."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.01089

Document, 1776 April 27