Document, 1827 January 22

Title
Document, 1827 January 22
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Rhind, Charles (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1827 January 22
Physical Description
3
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Is endeavoring to procure an admission to West Point for his nephew, Peter Fell. The latter's great-grandfather, Judge John Fell, was a member of Congress from New Jersey at the time of John Jay's presidency and appointment to Spain. He records in his journal of their having dined together repeatedly. Judge Fell was later seized by an armed force in Paramus and was imprisoned at York for nine months. His son, Colonel Peter R. Fell, died of sufferings encountered during the Revolution. Has collected testimonials from those who knew both men, and would appreciate a statement from Jay that he recollects them. Though not known to him, Rhind is a personal acquaintance of Peter Augustus Jay.
Identifier
columbia.jay.09132