Account of conversation held with Jay on this date at Colden's home
(duringColden's parole from the fleet prison). Colden seeks assurances that he will not
be transferred to a prison even more distant from his home and
Account of visit from Jay, Hobart, and Cuyler (as a committee of the
Council of Safety) in response to letters from Colden complaining of conditions on board
the prison ship. Committee promises to improve conditions and to faci...
Asks Jay to use his influence to postpone the executions of the prisoners
who have been sentenced to death. Warns Jay that: "the Hanging of them Will not make one
Man Change his Sentiments in Your favour, But the Reverse."
Had asked Dr. Jones to ask Jay about rumors that he (Colden) and others
underconfinement here were to be imprisoned on board a ship. The sheriff has sent
amessenger who just warned Colden that he would have to be ready to board...