Document, 1776 April 08

Title:
Document, 1776 April 08
Library Location:
New York Public Library
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Goforth, William, 1731-1807; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1776 April 08
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
8
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Gives the state of the army in Canada and complains of lack of troops. Fears that a 20 gun ship might be able to get past Quebec and destroy the towns up the St. Lawrence. Recommends fortifying the other towns and the channel of the river. If we take Quebec we should set a printing press there and print all news in French and English. The Indians and the Canadian merchants must be considered in questions of provision. Thinks we will take Quebec but we will not hold it unless we secure a larger army. Many Tories up here.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.01087

Document, 1776 April 08