Document, 1781 September 30

Title
Document, 1781 September 30
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1781 September 30
Physical Description
4
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Misdated 30 "October" by Benson. Reports Washington's operations against Cornwallis. The new legislature will meet next Monday and will elect new delegates. There will probably be a change in delegates as the inhabitants of that part of the state which is not in the hands of England are disturbed that the state is represented wholly by "refugees." If Livingston accepts the appointment as Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Chancellorship will probably be offered to Mr. Duane. Mrs. Frederick Jay has gone to New York to visit friends. Unfortunately, she went by way of New Jersey and did not secure the Governor's permission. There will be difficulty when she returns because this is the route taken by those persons dealt with by the Commissioners for conspiracies.
Identifier
columbia.jay.07507