Document, 1779 March 16

Document, 1779 March 16

 

 

Name:
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806, Jay, John, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1779 March 16
Abstract:
The city of Boston is very badly prepared for an enemy attack. The most opulent are without bread and the poor are desperate. With so few troops, Gates fears violence in taking over the few barrels of flour left. Gives some ideas on the invasion of Canada. If John Brown is to be executed, Congress should say so soon. He cannot live long if not set at liberty. Wants Congress to do something about the $10,000 in the hands of General Heath. Captain Banks, a German officer, is uselessly detained without service. Such a worthy person deserves better of us.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1779 March 16
Physical Description:
3
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay