Document, 1775 November 26

Title
Document, 1775 November 26
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 November 26
Physical Description
2
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Unsuccessful attempt to obtain gunpowder in Spain, explosion of Colonel Livingston's powder mill. A Captain Harris raised troops to aid the ministerial party, was captured going from Dutchess County to Long Island, and then escaped. Two weeks may see the patriot cause lost in New York City unless Congress acts quickly to send troops up from the South.
Identifier
columbia.jay.06918