Document, 1775 December 06

Title
Document, 1775 December 06
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Livingston, Robert R. (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1775 December 06
Physical Description
2
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Canadian support, so essential to the success of the American expedition, will collapse at the first set back to the American cause. New England troops are poorly disciplined, their officers are incompetent, and the men drift off after receiving their enlistment pay. American negotiators with Canada do not understand the sophisticated people with whom they deal. Send some other representatives, and Livingston will accompany them to see the Canadians.
Identifier
columbia.jay.06851