Document, 1781 March 10 and 20

Title:
Document, 1781 March 10 and 20
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Livingston, William, 1723-1790; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1781 March 10 and 20
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
2
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
News of military victories in South. News that Cornwallis is in retreat -- "We shall soon drive the scoundrels from that country." Generals Mughlenburgh and Nelson laying siege to Arnold at Portsmouth, but he can escape unless the French fleet intervenes. Has seen George III's declaration against the States General and hopes it will convince all of Europe to oppose such a haughty prince. In postscript of 20 March, Livingston gives news of French fleet's departure to capture Benedict Arnold; Congressional action; and reception of King's manifesto against the Netherlands.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.06887

Document, 1781 March 10 and 20