[Document, 1776 April 11]

Title
[Document, 1776 April 11]
Library Location
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
April 11, 1776
Language
English
Physical Description
1 page
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Jay wishes to know the state of the Army. Thinks it would be useless and unseasonable to change the mode of selecting the delegates to the Congress. All power originates with the people and no harm can come from giving their elected representative the ability to choose the delegates to the Congress. Now that the sound is secured against the enemy, Jay suggests that New York erect salt works. It seems that the sword will decide this contest and the first thing that must be done is to erect well ordered governments in the colonies. This probably will not be accomplished until we know the outcome of the coming visit of the Commissioners from England.
Identifier
columbia.jay.00745