Document, 1775 December 22

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786 (Addressee)
Title
Document, 1775 December 22
Abstract
Jay took great pleasure in McDougall's address on Lord North proposition. Thinks the pecuniary provision for the delegates to Congress is rather small but will never quit the field on such a consideration. Can get along with a little retrenchment. Entertainment necessary to procure influence. Five is a sufficient number of delegates. Duane says you ha ve taken no notice of his friendly letter. Col. Munro was very useful at the Indian treaty. You should look to your own defense and not strip yourself for your neighbors. Some powder has arrived. Charity begins at home.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1775 December 22
Physical Description
2
Note
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Also In
The papers of John Jay