[Document, 1781 May n.d.]

 

Title
[Document, 1781 May n.d.]
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Harrison, Richard, 1750-1841 (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1781 May n.d.
Language
English
Physical Description
2 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Extracts in John Jay's hand to be enclosed in his letter to Huntington, 29 May. 8 May -- A ship has arrived from Philadelphia, but the governor has possession of the papers and Harrison's letter cannot be sent until tomorrow. 11 May -- Harrison has received his letters. He forwards several letters for John Jay which were enclosed. 11 May -- The letters were all stopped at the gate and were forced to be put in the post office. An ordinance requires all vessels from the West Indies to put the mail they carry in the post office. However, the United States is not a part of the West Indies. In addition, Harrison had to pay postage for the letters. He has presented a memorial to the governor and encloses a copy so that John Jay can do whatever is possible.
Identifier
columbia.jay.08817