Document, 1779 January 29

Document, 1779 January 29

 

 

Name:
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1779 January 29
Abstract:
Excerpt of full letter (see document 10920, January 29, 1779). Read out in Congress. Received information from General Jacob Bayley and Colonel Timothy Bedel. Believes British provisions are getting depleted very quickly. Admiral Gambier sent prisoners from New York to New London in three ships flying flags of truce; Admiral Byron sent a group to General Sullivan from Rhode Island; Admiral Hughes in cartel ship from Halifax sent another group -- 625 prisoners in all. General Heath wishes to know what Congress will do with the Ensign John Brown, held under sentence of death in Boston.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1779 January 29
Physical Description:
2
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay