Document, 1779 August 14

Document, 1779 August 14

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Clinton, George, 1739-1812
Title:
Document, 1779 August 14
Abstract:
LS. Circular to the Governors, addressed to Clinton as the Governor of New York and signed by Jay as President of the Continental Congress. It is probable that the enemy are sending 7000 troops from Europe and 3000 from the West Indies to reinforce their attack against our liberty and independence. Our allies have been surprised that we have not made more vigorous efforts to be ready for a new campaign. The states are urgently requested to fill their state lines of the Continental Army and prepare their militia units immediately that they may be ready for any emergency. Additional copies include LbC, 1481; LS to Governor Jonathan Trumbill of Connecticut, 2690 and copy, 10686; LS to Meshech Weare, President of New Hampshire; LS to Governor William Greene of Rhode Island, 5359; and LS to Governor Thomas Johnson of Maryland, 13254.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1779 August 14
Physical Description:
3
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay