Document, 1797 December 19

Document, 1797 December 19

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Amherst of Arracan, William Pitt Amherst, Earl, 1773-1857
Title:
Document, 1797 December 19
Abstract:
Acknowledges receipt of 30 August. John Jay was sorry to hear of the death of Lord Amherst's uncle. From Mr. van Alen's accounts of his uncle's estate, Lord Amherst can see that higher wages are paid in America for physical labor than anywhere else in the world. Last season, ordinary reapers received one dollar plus food, drink and lodging. Rents for land in America are low and disproportionate to the value of the land. As more land becomes settled, however, rents will rise.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1797 December 19
Physical Description:
2
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay