Document, 1827 January 22

Name
Rhind, Charles (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Title
Document, 1827 January 22
Abstract
Is endeavoring to procure an admission to West Point for his nephew, Peter Fell. The latter's great-grandfather, Judge John Fell, was a member of Congress from New Jersey at the time of John Jay's presidency and appointment to Spain. He records in his journal of their having dined together repeatedly. Judge Fell was later seized by an armed force in P aramus and was imprisoned at York for nine months. His son, Colonel Peter R. Fell, died of sufferings encountered during the Revolution. Has collected testimonials from those who knew both men, and would appreciate a statement from Jay that he recollects them. Though not known to him, Rhind is a personal acquaintance of Peter Augustus Jay.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1827 January 22
Physical Description
3
Note
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Also In
The papers of John Jay