Document, 1819 July 12

Title:
Document, 1819 July 12
Library Location:
Private collection
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Van Schaack, Peter, 1747-1832
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1819 July 12
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
0 pages
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Autograph letter signed. Lord Amherst's letter of May 1 mentions Van Schaack's having written to the Drummonds on 26 September 1816 and that Van Alen was trying to price which purchasers of his land would want to relinquish their title. But Amherst had received no letter from Van Alen later than March 1815. Hopes that the affairs will be managed to Amherst's satisfaction in the future. Suggests that Van Schaack persuade Van Alen to send Amherst a clear statement of the matter. Asks when they will meet again. "When you visit New York, an Excursion from thence to Bedford would not be unpleasant. Bring our friend Benson with you -- it would gratify me to see you both." Has expected a visit from Benson since last fall. Being confined to house during winter has increased "the Debility caused by my old Complaints. At my time of Life I can only expect transient Fluctuations between better and worse -- Inconveniences on the Road remind Travellers of Home.."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.13366

Document, 1819 July 12