Document, 1780 December 18

Title:
Document, 1780 December 18
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Name:
Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1780 December 18
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
0 pages
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Acknowledges receipt of 10 July and 16 September. Encloses a copy of his letter of 6 October. Congress, in order to remedy disadvantages under which America has hitherto suffered, has decided to establish an Office of Foreign Affairs, to be presided over by a Secretary for Foreign Affairs. The enemy has been confined to New York, but signs of British activity has become visible along the New York frontiers. The militia of the southern states, however, have been particularly successful in driving the enemy from their posts. At last report, the British held Camden and other inland posts in South Carolina. If reinforcements do not arrive, they will probably revert "to their old Practice of returning to the Sea Coast under the Protection of their Shipping." The army will be strengthened by wintertime, and the United States can also expect to have a naval force. Enclosure: 6 October 1780, Samuel Huntington to John Jay.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12513

Document, 1780 December 18