[Document, 1775 July 28]

 

Title
[Document, 1775 July 28]
Library Location
Name
New York (Colony). Provincial Congress (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
July 28, 1775
Language
English
Physical Description
2 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
New York wishes to gain permission from the Continental Congress to sell the tea imported from Holland with a very high tax on it in order to be able to import other goods from Holland including much needed arms and ammunition. Material also needed to build tents. Do not plan to import any more tea. Such a course will also prevent the temptation to a clandestine trade by the tea merchants.
Identifier
columbia.jay.03597