Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Neil Jamieson, 21 January 1786

From Neil Jamieson

New York, 21 Jan. 1786. Has sent by the last packet some of the letters which passed between John Jay and Lewis Littlepage, except one of 10 Dec. 1785 which is enclosed; also sends an article published in Europe based on these letters, a package for TJ which was directed to Jamieson’s care, and a parcel of New York newspapers.

RC (MHi); 2 p.; endorsed and noted in SJL as received 4 Mch. 1786. Jamieson’s enclosure of the letter of 10 Dec. 1785 was probably the printed version as given in the N.Y. Daily Advertiser, rather than Jay’s pamphlet, Letters, Being the Whole of the Correspondence between the Hon. John Jay, Esquire and Mr. Lewis Littlepage, which appeared the second week in Jan. 1786. See Monaghan, John Jay, 1935, p. 235–43, for an account of this episode.

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