A few days later, Jay Alexander Hamilton wrote complaining about Monroe`s behavior in France: „The letters of Mr. Monroe`s secretary and his speech about his introduction to Congress appeared in the English newspapers. Your impression in this country can easily be suspected. I wish they had both been more watched. The language of the United States in Paris and London should correspond to their neutrality. These things are not conducive to my mission. Few Americans have had the required diplomatic experience. Benjamin Franklin was dead. John Adams, a former minister in the United Kingdom, was vice president, and influential Pennsylvania financier Robert Morris argued against him.26 Chief Justice John Jay was the substitute on whom Hamilton and his allies in Congress agreed that they would achieve their goals. Jay`s name was proposed by Hamilton: „Of the people you would consider free from constitutional objections, Mr. Jay is the only man in whose qualifications there would be a deep confidence to succeed, and it would be advisable alone to send. 27 Washington biographer Robert E.
Jones wrote: „John Jay was, among all those mentioned in Washington, in the best position to go to Britain, in the relatively demanding position of the Supreme Justice. While Jay was not the ideal candidate, Foreign Secretary Edward Randolph stressed that no one else had the required diplomatic experience. Jay accepted the offer of the special mission to London in mid-April and was unaware of Washington`s rather pointed proposal to resign his seat on the Supreme Court.28 In 1795, Jefferson and other prominent Republicans of the time, including Robert R., were opposed to the Jay Treaty. Livingston, whose writings are specifically referred to in The Defence as „Cato,“ was that Jay had reached an extremely unequal and possibly unconstitutional agreement that undermines U.S. sovereignty and the fundamental national interests of the United States, while invoking unrocratic arbitration decisions instead of Article III judges. Critics have criticized that the unilateral treaty did not encourage the British to pay compensation to American slaves taken from their American owners at the end of the revolution or from the United States. sailors abducted by the British Navy; British concessions such as most-favoured-nation status or other advantages that would benefit the most powerful contractor, given the extremely unequal trading conditions between the British hegemon and a young republic; increased the property rights of British traitors at a time of national emergency, while ignoring state judicial decisions and state laws; and violated the law of nations. Biographer George Pellew wrote: „It is true that Jay failed to obtain an article against the impregnation he pushed at the time and next year on Lord Grenville as essential for maintaining the friendship between the two countries. But even the War of 1812 could not ensure a formal abandonment of this evil. It was hard to expect that the war would have succeeded in doing what the war did not. 96 Bemis wrote: „Grenville`s obvious willingness, at the beginning of Jay`s negotiations, to adhere to such a settlement seems to have disappeared after hearing that there was no chance that the United States would join another armed neutrality. 97 While the author of 73 of the federalist essays is pretty much certain, the identities of those who wrote the remaining twelve essays are disputed by some scholars.