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The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, ed. Henry P. Johnston, A.M. (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1890-93). Vol. 3 (1782-1793).
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JAY TO GOVERNOR CLINTON.
New York, 26th January, 1786.
Experience convinces me that to do justice to my official business, it is necessary to devote all my time and attention to it; as it hence becomes improper for me to engage in any affairs that must necessarily call me off from the duties of my office, I find myself constrained to resign the appointment with which I have been honoured by this State as one of their agents for managing their controversy with Massachusetts.2 The number and acknowledged abilities of the other agents render this resignation of no further importance than that it deprives me of the satisfaction I always derive from serving my native State, to which I have been long and repeatedly indebted for strong and flattering marks of confidence.
I have the honour to be, with great respect, Your Excellency’s most obedient and humble servant,
[2 ]Respecting boundaries and the proprietorship of the western part of New York State.