United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Anxiety over the inadequate state of the defenses of New York City and
Harbor have resulted in measures by a committee appointed to deal with the matter.
However, since this is of importance to the state as a whole, they request that John Jay
convene a special session of the state Legislature as soon as possible. Also contains a
fragment of John Jay's reply to Matthew Clarkson, Chairman of the Committee (14 June
1798, N: 3160).