Document, 1808 January 05

Title:
Document, 1808 January 05
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Amherst of Arracan, William Pitt Amherst, Earl, 1773-1857
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1808 January 05
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
4
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Acknowledges receipt of 10 September. In a letter of 18 April from Van Schaack to John Jay, Van Schaack states that as executor of the estate of John Van Alen, he recommended Evert Van Alen to succeed his uncle as agent for Lord Amherst's lands in New York. On 4 May John Jay wrote to Van Schaack, saying that from what he had heard and seen, Evert Van Alen would probably perform his duties as agent to Lord Amherst creditably. However, Jay does not know Evert Van Alen personally. His endorsement of Van Alen is based on his long-standing friendship and respect for Van Schaack. Jay, who retired to Bedford in 1801, enjoys tranquillity, leisure and contentment, because his desires harmonize with his situation and circumstances. Jay thanks Lord and Lady Amherst for their offer of hospitality to anyone he recommends to them, but it is probable that occasions for this will not arise frequently.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12553

Document, 1808 January 05