John Jay to John Adams (extract), 16 October 1787

DLC:TJP includes extract (almost all the 7th paragraph) in TJ's hand: "The public Mind . . . attention to them." TJ wrote at head that Jay's letter was written "after receiving a Copy of his [Adams's] Defence of the American constit." The complete letter is in MHI:Adams Papers; (Early Access Document); printed in Henry P. Johnston, ed., The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay Jay, 4 vols. (New York, 1890-1893), 3:257-259.