[Document, 1780 May 25]

 

Title
[Document, 1780 May 25]
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Carmichael, William, -1795 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
May 25, 1780
Language
English
Physical Description
4 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Clinton's expedition to the south is reported to have met with disaster, and he has requested reinforcements from New York, which convinces Washington to press the siege of New York. For this purpose Washington has requested four to six ships of the French. Congress is nearly bankrupt. Is surprised that John Jay has written to Floridablanca, as he thought all communications were to go through him. Court about to go into mourning for the dowager electress of Saxony; is coming to town to get his black suit.
Identifier
columbia.jay.07534