[Document, 1776 April 02]

 

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Addressee)
Title
[Document, 1776 April 02]
Abstract
Conveys thanks of a free people to George Washington on behalf of the Continental Congress. The disinterested and patriotic principles which led you to the field have also lead you to glory. Under your direction an undisciplined band of husbandmen became soldiers in a few months. You have checked an experienced army led by generals employed by bad men in the worst of causes. You and your men have t he approbation of the people of your country. Informs him that Congress has ordered a gold medal to be made and presented to him.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
April 02, 1776
Physical Description
2 pages
Note (Acknowledgement)
Courtesy of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Language
English
Library Location
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/2j5q-6410