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Taylor, John to John Langdon re: wheat; Jay's treaty

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06540 Author/Creator: Taylor, John Place Written: Caroline, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1795/08/13 Pagination: 2 p. + addr 20 x 15.9 cm

Summary of Content: "If the monarchists or aristocrats oust the republicans... the whole power of the government revolves upon 20 senators and a president." Docketed on address leaf.

Background Information:

Full Transcript: Virginia. Caroline. Augst. 13. 1795
Dear Sir
By Capt. Edward Chappel belonging to Connecticut )who is here for a cargo of forward wheat) I send you ten bushels of that article, addressed ...to yourself, as he has promised to re-ship it from New York, whitherto I shall pay him the freight.
Of your former adventure, I am yet unable to give you any account, except that part was damaged-that I directed the residue to be sold-and that it is as I hear sold, to what amount, I am uninformed. That now sent cost 10/ a bushel, and if I should fall indebted to you, the ballance [sic] shall meet you at Philadelphia.
The whole of Wadsworth's proved unvegetative [sic], and indeed I fear that wheat shipt [sic] so soon after harvest, in hot weather, will constantly prove so, leaving a winter's cargo, as the only mode of getting into seed from large importations.
This species of wheat is unanimously preferred by all who have tried it-be assured that its superiority over every other is immense - The crops of it this year are unexceptionably excellent, which is far from being the case with any other kind.
If this wheat now sent should not vegetate, which you may speedily try, I will send you some to Philadelphia in the winter, should you wish it. [2]
We are here mad about the treaty - and the article about British debts, had it even included the whole of them, only farther exasperates us; [struck: for in Truth;] for in truth but few of us are so indebted. As to Jay, he is not abused beyond his just quota, it being generally concluded that he obeyed his instructions, since otherwise his doings would have been disowned by the executive.
We augur from this Treaty [struck: with] was either with France or England - or a division of the Union - for if the monarchists or aristocrats overset the republicans now, the whole power of government devolves upon 20 Senators and a president. They may legislate - by repealing or enacting it - & they may now model the constitution.
Believe me to be with great esteem
Your mo: Obt: Sert.
John Taylor
[address leaf:]
The Honble
John Langdon Esqr
New Hampshire
John Taylor's Letter 1795
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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PoliticsElectionGovernment and CivicsCongressPresidentRepublican Party

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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