Document, 1822 April 20

Title:
Document, 1822 April 20
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Harpur, Robert, 1731-1825; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1822 April 20
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:
Was appointed a superintendent of highways by John Jay when governor. When superceded by Mr. Edwards, also a superintendent but who, up to that time, had not attended to any of the business, he was afraid it might have been due to a prejudicial report by a Mr. Mathews, nephew of the mayor of New York at that time. Hopes Jay will believe him a sincere friend. His acceptance of the presidency of the Bible Society gives pleasure, even though his bishop is said to "smell too strong of Calvinism." Thinks and hopes that we cannot be saved by our works, but only by grace or favor of God.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.09114

Document, 1822 April 20