Conveys thanks of a free people to George Washington on behalf of the
Continental Congress. The disinterested and patriotic principles which led you to the
field have also lead you to glory. Under your direction an undiscipline...
Washington, George, 1732-1799, Jay, Frederick
1776 August 16
Washington asks Frederick Jay to permit Colonel Philips, James Jauncey and
his two sons, Joseph Bull, Isaac Corsa, John Rodgers, and Ware Bronson, who were
apprehended in or near New Rochelle, to proceed on their honor and with...
Acknowledges receipt of 13 and 14 August. Washington is glad a cannon has
been obtained and that there is a good prospect of securing the pass at Fort Montgomery.
Clinton's attention to the needs of the Secret Committee and the...
Washington has not yet been able to proceed in the case of the soldiers
confined for seditious or treasonable practices, but he hopes that the Province of New
York will take steps concerning persons confined by them for treason...
Acknowledges receipt of [14 July]. Washington has met with several
officers concerning the prisoners in the New York City jail. He and all the officers are
of the opinion that to add to their number or to keep them in New York ...
Acknowledges receipt of 17 July. Washington's lack of knowledge of the
Hudson River prevents him from giving the help and advice the secret committee asks. If
the committee can do anything effectual, however, Washington will gi...
Acknowledges receipt of 18 July. Washington is sorry to hear that the
forts in the Highlands are in such a defenceless situation. Although he has been unable
to visit the Highlands, he ordered Lord Stirling to visit there, assi...
Acknowledges receipt of 4 September in which a report against any further
ordering out of the militia of Orange, Dutchess, Westchester, or Ulster counties was
enclosed. The Committee's reasons for this step are completely satis...
Acknowledges receipt of 25, 27, and 30 July. Events at Ticonderoga have
giventhe American cause a bad turn. Washington hopes that a sense of self-preservation
and of the common good will replace the jealousy and alarms of thepe...
Acknowledges receipt of 22 and 25 January. Washington had no other reason
for mentioning the detention of some of the Continental clothing in New York than to
show that he was not playing favorites. Mr. [Hugh] Hughes, Assistant...
Acknowledges receipt of "your card" of 8 February. Thanks John Jay for his
congratulations on recent military successes. John Jay's praiseworthy conduct in
withdrawing from the nominating commee for officers of New York State i...
Washington has heard that General George Clinton has been invested with
thepower to call out the militias of Ulster, Orange, Dutchess and Westchestercounties
until August 1, when the new legislature of New York State is to meet...
Peace commissioners have failed to agree upon an exchange of prisoners,
and Clinton has asked that all American officers on parole be returned to him;
Washington has reciprocated as to British officers, but excepts Burgoyne as ...
Acknowledges receipt of 12 December with its enclosures. Washington
congratulates John Jay on his election as President of Congress. Washington is
personally pleased that John Jay has been chosen for this office. Draft, in hand...
General DuPortail is very eager that a decision be made about his affairs
bassoon as possible. He has asked Washington to tell Congress that the matter of his
stay in the United States should not be linked with the acceptance o...
John Jay's brother [James] who is delivering this letter will explain to
Washington "a mode of correspondence, which may be of use, provided proper agents can be
obtained." It has proven useful to John Jay himself in a trial pe...