Document, 1797 August 15

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Kent, James
Title:
Document, 1797 August 15
Date:
1797 August 15
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
1
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
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
Library Location:
New York State Library, Manuscripts & Special Collections
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay

Document, 1797 August 15