Document, 1775 December 22

Title
Document, 1775 December 22
Library Location
New-York Historical Society
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1775 December 22
Physical Description
2
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Jay took great pleasure in McDougall's address on Lord North proposition. Thinks the pecuniary provision for the delegates to Congress is rather small but will never quit the field on such a consideration. Can get along with a little retrenchment. Entertainment necessary to procure influence. Five is a sufficient number of delegates. Duane says you have taken no notice of his friendly letter. Col. Munro was very useful at the Indian treaty. You should look to your own defense and not strip yourself for your neighbors. Some powder has arrived. Charity begins at home.
Identifier
columbia.jay.00747