Document, 1775 n.d.

Title
Document, 1775 n.d.
Library Location
New-York Historical Society
Name
Brower, Jeremiah; Jay, John, 1745-1829; Kempe, John Tabor; Rapalje, John
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1775 n.d.
Physical Description
35
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Papers relating to the case of John Rapalje v. Jeremiah Brower, filed in the New York Supreme Court at various dates in 1775. John Tabor Kempe was the attorney for Rapalje and Jay represented Brown. The Plea was one of trespass in the New York Supreme Court and 200 pounds damages sought. On April 1, 1773 and at other times Brown entered Rapalje's salt meadow and dug it up and carted away 1000 cart loads of ground, leaving the two acres totally spoiled. This tract was commonly called Blauws Meadow, Bruycklin. It was necessary for the jury to have a view of the meadow in question. Trial set for September 20, 1775 and then countermanded.
Identifier
columbia.jay.03611