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Document, 1775 October 30

1. Document, 1775 October 30

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1775 October 30
  • Summary: Wishes Jay's directions concerning replenishing the wood supply for the law office. The practice goes poorly, as there are hard times and collections are slow. He acts as Attorney and Mr. Strang acts as Counsellor, but they are...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1777 August 25

2. Document, 1777 August 25

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1777 August 25
  • Summary: Sends a copy of a letter Colonel Gansevoort to General Arnold, 22 April 1777. Report of troop action at Fort Schuyler; routing of Burgoyne's army may induce withdrawal of English army.
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1777 August 29

3. Document, 1777 August 29

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1777 August 29
  • Summary: General Arnold's actions after enemy's retreat from Fort Stanwix. At Headquarters, waiting for reinforcements. Burgoyne appears to be preparing for defensive campaign.
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1777 July 22

4. Document, 1777 July 22

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1777 July 22
  • Summary: Danger of letters being opened. General Gates will not leave the service. Troup did not want to leave the service at a time when "a rich harvest of laurels was to be reaped." Congratulations on the success in Jersey. The worst ...
  • Number of Images: 3
Document, 1777 June 02

5. Document, 1777 June 02

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1777 June 02
  • Summary: Is astonished that Congress has superceded Gates by Schuyler. Enemy's return to Ticonderoga; no prospect of immediate attack on the fort.
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1777 March 04

6. Document, 1777 March 04

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1777 March 04
  • Summary: ALS. Written by Troup as aide-de-camp to General Horatio Gates. In 1777 Addressed to Jay as Chief Justice of New York. Troup had been a law student under Jay. Provides a very blunt assessment of the situation in the Northern De...
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Document, 1777 March 22

7. Document, 1777 March 22

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1777 March 22
  • Summary: Troup's letter to Committee of Arrangement deferred until Col. Livingston has accepted Troup's resignation. Will go to Jersey tomorrow; has not seen his sisters for 12 months. News from the city. Enemy distressed for fresh prov...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1777 March 29

8. Document, 1777 March 29

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1777 March 29
  • Summary: Troup gives Jay a description of the enemy landing and their own retreat from Peekskill Bay. The chief losses were in cattle, sheep and some light articles from the public stores. Praises the conduct of the officers and men. Ha...
  • Number of Images: 4
Document, 1777 March 29

9. Document, 1777 March 29

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1777 March 29
  • Summary: Troup gives Jay a description of the enemy landing and their own retreat from Peekskill Bay. The chief losses were in cattle, sheep and some light articles from the public stores. Praises the conduct of the officers and men. Ha...
  • Number of Images: 4
Document, 1777 May 15

10. Document, 1777 May 15

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1777 May 15
  • Summary: Expects aid from Jay's legislature. The general is pleased with the constitution; feels it "preserves a proper line" between Aristocracy and Democracy. Report on Ticonderoga. Intelligence of English intentions. Health of ...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1777 September 14

11. Document, 1777 September 14

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1777 September 14
  • Summary: Movement of Army and Burgoyne's response. If Burgoyne so rash as to attack, it might end the war in the north. Details of immediate vicinity and equipment, and spirits of both armies. Sends his apologies to Mrs. Jay for not wri...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1778 August 16

12. Document, 1778 August 16

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1778 August 16
  • Summary: News of the military campaigns in Rhode Island, Burgoyne's hearing before the House of Commons, naval forces and their disposition. General Lee's trial is finished, but the sentence as yet unknown. Schuyler and St. Clair should...
  • Number of Images: 3
Document, 1778 January n.d.

13. Document, 1778 January n.d.

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1778 January n.d.
  • Summary: Writes that there is a report from Philadelphia that Howe has issued proclamation forbidding use of term "rebels," that there was an insurrection and Lord Chatham made head of administration in England, that Howe refuses to let...
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Document, 1778 January n.d.

14. Document, 1778 January n.d.

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1778 January n.d.
  • Summary: Writes that there is a report from Philadelphia that Howe has issuedproclamation forbidding use of term "rebels," that there was an insurrection and Lord Chatham made head of administration in England, that Howe refuses to letl...
  • Number of Images: 1
Document, 1778 June 29

15. Document, 1778 June 29

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1778 June 29
  • Summary: American army pressing British main body which is located at Monmouth Court House. This evening his regiment will launch a diversionary attack upon White Plains to dissuade Clinton from sending reinforcements to New Jersey.
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1778 November 23

16. Document, 1778 November 23

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1778 November 23
  • Summary: He is disgusted with the manner in which he is treated by the General [Sullivan?], and looks forward to return to private life, where he may make a success in the practice of law. News of French fleets sailing out of home ports...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1779 February 07

17. Document, 1779 February 07

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1779 February 07
  • Summary: It is madness for England to continue the war against the House of Bourbon. Has determined to resign and return to his studies. Encloses a copy of the certificate which General Gates gave to him and which paints "his inconsiste...
  • Number of Images: 4
Document, 1779 February 15

18. Document, 1779 February 15

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1779 February 15
  • Summary: Agrees with John Jay's arguments for staying in the army. However, his situation, in which his superior officer attacked his character, is particularly embarrassing.
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1779 January 21

19. Document, 1779 January 21

  • Name: Troup, Robert, 1757-1832 (Author) Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1779 January 21
  • Summary: Has left the service of General Gates because of the ungenerous conduct of Gates and because of Gates' "passive obedience to the tyranny of petticoat government."
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1779 May 22

20. Document, 1779 May 22