Document, 1779 March 16

Title:
Document, 1779 March 16
Library Location:
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1779 March 16
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
3
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
The city of Boston is very badly prepared for an enemy attack. The most opulent are without bread and the poor are desperate. With so few troops, Gates fears violence in taking over the few barrels of flour left. Gives some ideas on the invasion of Canada. If John Brown is to be executed, Congress should say so soon. He cannot live long if not set at liberty. Wants Congress to do something about the $10,000 in the hands of General Heath. Captain Banks, a German officer, is uselessly detained without service. Such a worthy person deserves better of us.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.00729

Document, 1779 March 16