[Document, 1769 July 26]

 

Title
[Document, 1769 July 26]
Library Location
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
July 26, 1769
Language
English
Physical Description
2 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
It appears by mistake in the Claim of New York, that the agents acting on behalf of the Colony of New York and the King's Seigniory and Property state as a boundary between New York and New Jersey a straight line form the latitude of 41 degrees on the Hudson River to the head of the Delaware Bay, and that such line is the limit of the tract granted by Charles II to the Duke of York. Rather, in case the rear limit of the grant to the Duke of York from the Connecticut River to the head of the Delaware Bay should not intersect that line but run to the west of the forks the agents on the part of New York intend to claim as a boundary between the two colonies either a direct line from the given latitude on the Hudson River to the forks of the Delaware, or if the rear limits should intersect the line from the latitude on the Hudson to the forks of the Delaware, then a line from the given point on the Hudson River drawn to the forks of the Delaware until the line intersects the aforesaid rear boundary of the line from the Connecticut River to the head of the Delaware Bay. Signed by John Cruger, Henry Holland, Benjamin Kissam, John Morin Scott.
Identifier
columbia.jay.12281