[Document, 1777 May 9]

 

Title
[Document, 1777 May 9]
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
May 9, 1777
Language
English
Physical Description
9 pages
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