Document, 1779 August 14

Title:
Document, 1779 August 14
Library Location:
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Clinton, George, 1739-1812
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1779 August 14
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:
LS. Circular to the Governors, addressed to Clinton as the Governor of New York and signed by Jay as President of the Continental Congress. It is probable that the enemy are sending 7000 troops from Europe and 3000 from the West Indies to reinforce their attack against our liberty and independence. Our allies have been surprised that we have not made more vigorous efforts to be ready for a new campaign. The states are urgently requested to fill their state lines of the Continental Army and prepare their militia units immediately that they may be ready for any emergency. Additional copies include LbC, 1481; LS to Governor Jonathan Trumbill of Connecticut, 2690 and copy, 10686; LS to Meshech Weare, President of New Hampshire; LS to Governor William Greene of Rhode Island, 5359; and LS to Governor Thomas Johnson of Maryland, 13254.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.90534

Document, 1779 August 14