Document, 1818 June 17

Title:
Document, 1818 June 17
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Amherst of Arracan, William Pitt Amherst, Earl, 1773-1857; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1818 June 17
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
4
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Apologizes for the delay in answering John Jay's letter of 9 May 1815 concerning Amherst's lands in America. His original wish was to retain the whole estate as an object of value for his children. This has become difficult as his interests have been abandoned by those who were to watch over them. Van Alen, his agent in America, was negligent in allowing the sale of part of the land, despite John Jay's advice to the contrary in the clearest terms. Contemplates the sale of the remainder since its value has been so far reduced. Does not wish to entrust Van Alen, and therefore asks John Jay's recommendation of a person to whom this business might be delegated. News of his family in England.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.05469

Document, 1818 June 17