Document, 1779 January 29

Title:
Document, 1779 January 29
Library Location:
National Archives and Records Administration
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1779 January 29
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:
Excerpt of full letter (see document 10920, January 29, 1779). Read out in Congress. Received information from General Jacob Bayley and Colonel Timothy Bedel. Believes British provisions are getting depleted very quickly. Admiral Gambier sent prisoners from New York to New London in three ships flying flags of truce; Admiral Byron sent a group to General Sullivan from Rhode Island; Admiral Hughes in cartel ship from Halifax sent another group -- 625 prisoners in all. General Heath wishes to know what Congress will do with the Ensign John Brown, held under sentence of death in Boston.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.10921

Document, 1779 January 29