[Document, 1778 January 15 - 1778 April 2]

 

Title
[Document, 1778 January 15 - 1778 April 2]
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
New York (State). Legislature (Addressee)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
January 15 - 1778 April 2, 1778
Language
English
Physical Description
3 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Jay's manuscript essay "A Hint to the Legislature of the State of New York," drafted between 15 January and 2 April 1778. The essay lays out fair and equitable legal guidelines for the impressment of civilian goods for the Army. Jay's recommendations were incorporated into the legislature's "Act for regulating Impresses of forage and Carriages ...," 2 April 1778. Signed "A Freeholder." Publication of this essay has not been confirmed in contemporary New York newspapers.
Identifier
columbia.jay.09219