Desirability of presidential speech

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Date August 17, 1795
Author Name John Jay (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Timothy Pickering (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses desirability of Presidential speech opposing unidentified concern.
Document Format Autograph Letter
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Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering; John Jay; President.;
Related Places New York; ;
Keywords thanks; letter; communicate; information; President's firmness; occasion; honors; character; confers; obligations; Country; expediency; address; not perfectly satisfied; general rule that the President should very rarely come forward except officially; a degree of reserve seems necessary; dignity; authority; indecent strictures; many of our Prepos are licentious in the Extreme; little reason; presume; regard to Propriety; parties; hostile to the Constitution and Government; opinion; existence; views; leaders; parties; conduct; more than ordinary Indiscretion; Industrious; no activity or means will be spared to gain a majority in Congress; session; render this attempt abortive; proposed address; the President's Speech; compromise; sentiments; remarks on the subject; mischief may be advanced and ripened; address; correcting public opinion; a check on the Conduct of some Representatives; opposition; men who will go with the Stream; others will act right when they see no advantage to themselves in acting wrong; snares; in a word this address has its pros and cons; it is a Point on which I should confide in the President's Judgment; ancient as well as very modern History teach us lessons very applicable to the present Times; temper activity and decision; the President, with the blessing of Providence will be able to carry his Country safe thro the storm.;
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