Document, 1809 January 14

Title:
Document, 1809 January 14
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1809 January 14
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
3
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Encloses copy of a letter received from Judge Van Ness (Albany, 10 January 1809). Requests John Jay's opinion on the article of the Treaty with Great Britain concerning ownership of land. One interpretation holds that aliens who have purchased lands by permission or under authority of state government may sell them or transmit them to their heirs. On the other hand it is contended that all purchases made by aliens are validated whether approved by state governments or not.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.06139

Document, 1809 January 14