[Document, 1766 n.d.]

 

Title
[Document, 1766 n.d.]
Library Location
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1766 n.d.
Language
English
Physical Description
3 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
States that Massachusetts' claims are founded on a grant by James I in 1606, confirmed in 1620, 1627, and 1628. Although the grant and confirmation of 1620 was vacated by a judgment in Chancery in 1684, all the lands contained in the first grant were made a part of the new province by the Charter of 1691. New York's challenge and claim of land as far eastward as the Connecticut River seems strange, particularly as New York does not wish to join a conference of commissioners to decide the question. Such an extravagant claim was never heard of until two years ago. Certified a true copy by J. Willard, Secretary.
Identifier
columbia.jay.00882