Document, 1780 February 26

Document, 1780 February 26

 

 

Name:
Ternant, Jean Baptiste, chevalier de, 1751-1833; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Title:
Document, 1780 February 26
Abstract:
He reports on his mission and on affairs in the southern states. On the 17th of last December, upon an application from de la Luzerne, Congress resolved to empower the Commander-in-chief of the southern department to act with the Governor of Havana or some other representative of Spain for the reduction of the enemy in Georgia and the conquest of East Florida. 120 vessels sailed from New York. Because of the danger which threatened Charleston and South Carolina, General Lincoln stayed there with his troops, and Ternant was sent to Havana. The Governor of Havana knows nothing of the plan, and his forces are hardly sufficient to defend his own island. Ternant is leaving plans for a combined attack and is returning to the American army, and the Governor will await instructions and reinforcements. The enemy forces at Charleston number 5,000, and they have a strong fleet, but the U.S. expects reinforcements.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1780 February 26
Physical Description:
4
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay