Document, 1797 August 15

Title:
Document, 1797 August 15
Library Location:
New York State Library, Manuscripts & Special Collections
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Kent, James
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1797 August 15
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
1
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Encloses a copy of the orders to have a detachment of the militia in attendance for the execution of John Young. Does not know how much credit to give to the Sheriff's intimations that a rescue of the prisoner might be attempted. However, he feels it is important that the authority of the law should be seen to "bear down all opposition." He has therefore ordered a larger detachment than may appear proportionate to the apparent danger.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.03092

Document, 1797 August 15