[Document, 1776 April 11]

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786 (Addressee)
Title
[Document, 1776 April 11]
Abstract
Jay wishes to know the state of the Army. Thinks it would be useless and unseasonable to change the mode of selecting the delegates to the Congress. All power originates with the people and no harm can come from giving their elected representative the ability to choose the delegates to the Congress. Now that the sound is secured against the enemy, Jay suggests that New York erect salt works. It see ms that the sword will decide this contest and the first thing that must be done is to erect well ordered governments in the colonies. This probably will not be accomplished until we know the outcome of the coming visit of the Commissioners from England.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
April 11, 1776
Physical Description
1 page
Language
English
Library Location
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/68ek-y511