Document, 1779 June 23

Title
Document, 1779 June 23
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1779 June 23
Physical Description
4
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
The powers of the ordinary civil magistrates do not seem sufficient to preserve the peace of the state. Commissioners may be necessary. Discusses the Confiscation Bill. Some of our friends are disappointed with the proceedings in Congress on the Vermont business. The last election brought a change to the legislature. Almost two-thirds new men.
Identifier
columbia.jay.05490