Document, 1775 December 08

Title:
Document, 1775 December 08
Library Location:
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1775 December 08
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
2
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Glad a convention has now been made. Sorry to see people of NY duped by men the rectitude of whose intentions has long been in doubt. To declare against having any more assemblies would be dangerous because the people are too little informed to see the propriety of such action. However, your argument for putting conventions in their is forceful. A properly constituted assembly could consider Lord North's proposition for re-establishing peace between Britain and the colonies. It must be made clear that New York shares the hate of her neighbors, however, and is determined to defend her liberties.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.00750

Document, 1775 December 08