Document, 1775 December 14

Title
Document, 1775 December 14
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1775 December 14
Physical Description
2
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
The New York Convention has written to Governor Trumbull [of Connecticut] concerning the expedition against Rivington. They also will ask the Continental Congress to protect the union by providing that no troops shall pass through one colony without the permission of its Congress or the local Committee of Safety. New Jersey again applies for arms from New York. As New York is already stripped of arms, why should she supply more when New Jersey refuses to move against the arms stored by the Tories in Bergen County? Governor Tryon's proposals have been considered. While the Convention has expressed its approbation of the customary Assembly, it is not willing to accede to the calling of an assembly at this time.
Identifier
columbia.jay.06920