Document, 1796 April 12

Document, 1796 April 12

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Amherst of Arracan, William Pitt Amherst, Earl, 1773-1857
Title:
Document, 1796 April 12
Abstract:
Received Amherst's of 27 Sept, by Mr. Austin who had a difficult crossing but is now on his way to Canada. Inserts letter to General Schuyler about Amherst's lands. As soon as he hears from Schuyler in Albany, will communicate with Amherst. Land rents here not in proportion to value, but quite low. Freeholds far more common than rented property "Except in our cities rents as yet bear no proportion to the value of the land rented and in general such lands are neither well managed nor the rents well paid." This state of affairs will probably continue as long as there are vast tracts of wilderness unoccupied. Jay's son is sensible of the honor Amherst does him; requests the favor of Amherst and young ladies presenting "our respectful compliments"
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1796 April 12
Physical Description:
1
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay