[Document, 1769 July 18]

 

Title
[Document, 1769 July 18]
Library Location
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
July 18, 1769
Language
English
Physical Description
19 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
The agents of New Jersey, John Stevens, James Parker Henry Cuyler, Walter Rutherford trace the claims of New Jersey from the time of King James I, who permitted the States of Holland and their Subjects to possess all those tracts of land in North America now called New York and New Jersey, as well as other tracts on the east and west side of the Delaware River; and from the time these lands fell to England, When Charles II's granted them to the Duke of York, and the Duke of York granted that part called New Jersey to John Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret on 23 - 24 March 1664 and reconfirmation of these grants after the treaty of Westminister in 1673. On 14 March 1682, for a sum of money, the Duke of York extinguished all claims for himself and his heirs on the land called East New Jersey to John Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. Charles II signified his approval of the transaction in a letter dated 23 November 1683 to the governor and council of East New Jersey, and commanded that persons concerned in that province yield all due obedience to the laws and government of the grantees, their heirs and assigns as Absolute proprietors who have sole power and right derived under the Duke of York from Charles II. The agents for the province of New Jersey state that a line drawn from the latitude of 41 degrees on the Hudson to 41 0 degrees 40' has been ascertained, and whether the Fishkill was the northernmost branch of the Delaware.
Identifier
columbia.jay.11176