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CHAPTER 3: THE DOMAIN 1. Samuel Flagg Bemis, The Diplomacy of the American Revolution (Bloomington, Ind., 1957), 212–13, claims that “the greatest victory in the annals of American diplomacy was won at the outset by Franklin, Jay and Adams.” 2. See Walter Stahr, John Jay (New York, 2006), 171, for the exchange between the French and English negotiators. While Jay’s contributions to the American founding have hardly gone unnoticed, my keen sense is that his significance has not been fully appreciated. The ongoing publication of his papers by the University of Virginia Press, just begun, will most likely move him to the first rank of founders. Stahr’s solid biography is a first step in that direction. 3. Aranda Notes, JP 2:270–72. See also Richard Morris, The Peacemakers: The Great Powers in the Search for American Independence (New York, 1965), 309–10. 4. JJ to Robert Livingston, 17 November 1782, LDC 6:11–49. 5. DA 3:37–38, 81, 85; JA to James Lloyd, 6 February 1815, Works 10–115. 6. The sketch is based on my reading of JP , volumes 1–3; Stahr, John Jay , 1–212; and Richard Morris, Seven Who Shaped Our Destiny: The Founding Fathers as Revolutionaries (New York, 1973), 150– 88. 7. JJ to Sarah Jay, 21 and 29 July 1776, JP 1:305–7. During the British occupation of New York, Jay organized a spy network to expose covert loyalists and intercept British intelligence, leading the CIA to name a conference room in his honor as “America’s first counter-intelligence chief.”
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8. Willi Paul Adams, The First State Constitution: Republican Ideology and the Making of the State Constitution in the Revolutionary Era (Lantham, Md., 2001), 1–24. 9. JJ to Egbert Benson, 26 August 1782, JP 2:326. 10. JJ to Lafayette, 3 January 1779, LDC 11:409; JJ to AH, 28 September 1783, HP 3:459–60. 11. JJ to Samuel Huntington, 6 November 1780, LDC 4:133–39. 12. JCC 15:1052–53. 13. William Ellery to Francis Dana, 3 December 1783, LDC 21:177; David Howell to William Greene, 5 February 1784, LDC 21:341. 14. Deed of the Virginia Cession, 1 March 1784, TJP 6:578. 15. Plan for Government of the Western Territory, 3 February–23 April 1784, TJP 6:580–616; JCC 26:118–20, 246–47, 255–60, 274–79. 16. TJP 6:604. See also Dumas Malone, Jefferson the Virginian (Boston, 1948), 412–14, and, old but still valuable, Thomas Perkins Abernethy, Western Lands and the American Revolution (Charlottesville, Va., 1937), 274–310. 17. TJ to Thomas Hutchins, 24 January 1784, LDC 21:305–6. 18. GW to James Duane, 7 September 1783, LDC 21:101–4. For the Ordinance of 1784, see Merrill Jensen, The New Nation: The History of the United States During the Confederation (New York, 1950), 350–59, and Peter Onuf, Statehood and Union: A History of the Northwest Ordinance (Bloomington, Ind., 1992), 4–5. See also Virginia Delegates to Benjamin Harrison, 1 November 1783, LDC 21:128–29, for the chaotic consequences of unregulated migration. 19. Wilcomb Washburn, ed., The American Indian and the United States: A Documentary History , 4 vols. (New York, 1973), 4:2267–77, for the treaties. Reginald Horseman, Expansion and American Indian Policy, 1783–1812 (East Lansing, Mich., 1967), is the standard work. Two books by David K.
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