[Document, 1757 January 27]

 

Title
[Document, 1757 January 27]
Library Location
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
January 27, 1757
Language
English
Physical Description
6 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
According to an order dated 24 November 1756 concerning the boundary of the provinces of New York and New Jersey, the straight line between them drawn from a point on the Hudson River to the northernmost branch of the Delaware River by surveys in 1719 should be adjudged the boundary between the two provinces until the line is finally settled under a commission from His Majesty. The assembly of the province of New York has repeatedly failed to make provision for defraying one half of the expense of a commission for running a final line. The Governors of New York and East Jersey should not permit any disorders on the borders under pain of incurring His Majesty's highest displeasure. In order to give New York an opportunity to provide for the expense of a boundary commission, the recommended order in council should not be put into execution until after the expiration of six months. >From the Council Office. Certified by Steph. Cottrell. Entered before the Commission to settle the boundary between New York and New Jersey 25 August 1769.
Identifier
columbia.jay.12232