Document, 1797 August 30

Title:
Document, 1797 August 30
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:
1797 August 30
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
2
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Soon after Van AllenÆs proposals were sent by Governor Jay, Lord Amherst, his uncle, died. Van AllenÆs estimate has 20,000 acres for the estate; according to the papers it is 24,000 acres. Does not yet have enough information to determine duration of leases. Rents impossible to fix himself; desires him to ask Governor Jay for help. Have authorized bankers to pay for expenses of survey and Van AllenÆs compensation. As soon as receives opinion on term of leases, will send power of attorney right away
Identifier:
columbia.jay.05458

Document, 1797 August 30