[Document, 1781 May n.d.]

 

Name
Harrison, Richard, 1750-1841 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Title
[Document, 1781 May n.d.]
Abstract
Extracts in John Jay's hand to be enclosed in his letter to Huntington, 29 May. 8 May -- A ship has arrived from Philadelphia, but the governor has possession of the papers and Harrison's letter cannot be sent until tomorrow. 11 May -- Harrison has received his letters. He forwards several letters for John Jay which were enclosed. 11 May -- The letters were all stopped at the gate and were forced t o be put in the post office. An ordinance requires all vessels from the West Indies to put the mail they carry in the post office. However, the United States is not a part of the West Indies. In addition, Harrison had to pay postage for the letters. He has presented a memorial to the governor and encloses a copy so that John Jay can do whatever is possible.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1781 May n.d.
Physical Description
2 pages
Language
English
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/906b-xz85