[Document, 1777 May 9]

 

Name
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Title
[Document, 1777 May 9]
Abstract
Sends copy of his letter to Congress, April 29, listing reasons he believes English will make conquest of New York State their first and main object in next campaign. Also encloses copy of letter of same date to John Hancock arguing that it would be wrong to send major part of the army to Jersey as Howe's ships provide a retreat and means of cutting off Continental troops recrossing the Hudson. Fur ther military advice about the Hudson Highlands, "the keys of American liberty." Problems in refortifying Ticonderoga. Defection of Tories.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
May 9, 1777
Physical Description
9 pages
Language
English
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/21bh-sv10