Document, 1797 August 15

Document, 1797 August 15

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Kent, James
Title:
Document, 1797 August 15
Abstract:
Encloses a copy of the orders to have a detachment of the militia in attendance for the execution of John Young. Does not know how much credit to give to the Sheriff's intimations that a rescue of the prisoner might be attempted. However, he feels it is important that the authority of the law should be seen to "bear down all opposition." He has therefore ordered a larger detachment than may appear proportionate to the apparent danger.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1797 August 15
Physical Description:
1
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
New York State Library, Manuscripts & Special Collections
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay