[Document, 1777 July 17]

 

Name
Livingston, Brockholst, 1757-1823 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Title
[Document, 1777 July 17]
Abstract
Discusses the retreat from Ticonderoga and Mt. Independence. Evacuation from Ticonderoga necessary as the men were new and untrained and communications nearly cut off by the siege of the enemy. Burgoyne returned to Ticonderoga. The Americans have left Fort George and hope to avoid being cut off by the Indians. The garrison left yesterday after setting fire to the buildings. The fortification to be made three miles below the ----- Creek which is higher and easier to fortify. General Burgoyne has summoned people to meet Gov. Skene at Castletown and there learn terms for holding property. Nonattenders threatened with death. General Schuyler has countered by declaring attenders to be traitors.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
July 17, 1777
Physical Description
2 pages
Language
English
Library Location
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/1zk8-hm09