Document, 1815 May 09

Title:
Document, 1815 May 09
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:
1815 May 09
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:
May 6th received Amherst's of March 23rd. Its enclosure, copy of letter June 1814 from Van Allen, shows Amherst's Tract sold Jan 18, 1814 to pay taxes amounting to 10-11 hundred dollars, redeemable within 2 years by payment of principle and interest. Van Allen's illness prevented him from avoiding the sale. Van Allen contacted Van Schaack who informed Jay of the impending sale, Jay wrote Amherst (copies of these or portions of these letters included in text) warning the sale would be for under land's value. Now advises Amherst to redeem the land sold; this should be marked in parcels and valued according to improvements - roads, etc. - in the area. Jay's health: "They who are in the winter of life must expect winter weather. " Jay gratified by the trust Amherst shows in communicating particulars about his own family, to Jay.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12859

Document, 1815 May 09