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Jay, John, 1745-1829



  • Existence: 1745 - 1829

John Jay was an American statesman, patriot, diplomat, Founding Father of the United States, abolitionist, negotiator and signatory of the Treaty of Paris of 1783, second Governor of New York, President of the Continental Congress (1778-1779), and the first Chief Justice of the United States (1789–1795).

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Gov. John Jay letter

Mss 800527
Identifier: Mss 800527
Scope and Contents Letter from Gov. John Jay to Killian K. Van Rensselaer and Goldsbrow Banyar, Jun. nominating them to inspect ten miles of new road between Watervliet and Cherry Valley.

John Adams letter

Mss 779204
Identifier: Mss 779204
Scope and Contents Letter from John Adams in Passy, France to John Jay, President of Congress with an account of an English Loan.

John Adams letter

Mss 777204.1
Identifier: Mss 777204.1
Scope and Contents Two-page letter from John Adams to John Jay concerning a loan for the United States. Endorsed on the reverse: to be used with reserve, N. Peabody.

John Jay letter

Mss 779552.1
Identifier: Mss 779552.1
Scope and Contents Letter from John Jay in Phildelphia to George Clinton, telling him an Act of Congress directs the sale of certain commodities to New York State.

John Jay letter

Mss 797275
Identifier: Mss 797275
Scope and Contents Letter from John Jay of New York to Peter Thacher, informing him that he does not think that missionaries can help the Indians until they become more civilized.