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- John Jay letter to T Matlack.
St Ildefonso, ESP - 17 September 1780
Knowledge is essential to the duration of liberty, and Pennsylvania is wise in making them both the objects of public care.
- John Jay letter to William Bingham.
St Ildefonso, ESP - 8 September 1781
Your representation of the state of our affairs is flattering, and affords reason to hope that the enemy will soon cease to deceive themselves and others by groundless expectations of conquest.