Document, 1770 n.d. - 1775 n.d.

Title
Document, 1770 n.d. - 1775 n.d.
Library Location
New-York Historical Society
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1770 n.d. - 1775 n.d.
Physical Description
0 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Question on the allocation of fees in two cases of ejectment brought before the Supreme Court of Judicature. The same witnesses and surveys were required in each case. The Chief Justice has asked Jay and six other "Practisers" to give their opinion on whether the fees involved should all be charged to the defendant in the first case tried, or divided between the two defendants, or to be charged in full to both. Jay and his colleagues agree that the cases should be considered "as entirely distinct, & that the Costs be taxed accordingly." Document signed by Jay, Robert R. Livingston, Jr., Peter Van Schaack, Richard Morris, Samuel Jones, William Wickham, Rudolphus Ritzema.
Identifier
columbia.jay.12759