Abraham Yates' notes on Jay at the 1st and 2nd Continental Congresses
Sept. 5: appears as delegate from New York Oct. 11: on committee to draw up memorial to
people of Great Britain and to people of America. Oct. 25: appointed ...
Scott, John Morin, 1730-1784, Yates, Abraham
1776 September 06
In answer to the Convention's request for information about events in New
York, Scott describes the retreat from Long Island, a retreat made necessary because
they could not defend their lines and because the English threatened...
Received letter showing expenses for measures taken in Albany to deal with
"the bringing in and spreading infectious Distempers." The treasurer is not certain that
the expense can be taken from the budget. Believes better to br...
Agrees with suggestion in their letter of January 4th, that a Court of
Oyer and Terminer should be held for Albany County. However because the Supreme Court is
about to commence its term at New York, and one of the judges sits ...