Document, 1777 May 9

Title:
Document, 1777 May 9
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1777 May 9
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
9
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Sends copy of his letter to Congress, April 29, listing reasons he believes English will make conquest of New York State their first and main object in next campaign. Also encloses copy of letter of same date to John Hancock arguing that it would be wrong to send major part of the army to Jersey as Howe's ships provide a retreat and means of cutting off Continental troops recrossing the Hudson. Further military advice about the Hudson Highlands, "the keys of American liberty." Problems in refortifying Ticonderoga. Defection of Tories.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.05608

Document, 1777 May 9