Document, 1797 December 19

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Amherst, Elizabeth, 1739 or 1740-1830
Title:
Document, 1797 December 19
Date:
1797 December 19
Format/Genre:
correspondence
Physical Description:
2
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Summary:
Sentiments on death of a great man draw Jay's sympathy. Her nephew cannot be considered a stranger by Jay. Amherst estate in America, despite good management, cannot yield profit immediately though future worth will be great. Renting rare, most buy land. Van Alen's accounts: his rate for service may appear high; but supply for mental services equals the demand whereas demand for physical labor exceeds supply in this country. Jay's son in New York studying law; honors the remembrance of England and Lady Amherst.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay

Document, 1797 December 19

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