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1. Document, 1768 July n.d. - 1775 April 25

Document, 1775 April 25

2. Document, 1775 April 25

Document, 1777 June 02

3. Document, 1777 June 02

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1777 June 02
  • Summary: The committees of Orange, Ulster and Dutchess counties to meet the next day to choose the men for the high offices of government for the state of New York. General Schuyler recommended for Governor and General George Clinton fo...
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Document, 1780 June

4. Document, 1780 June

Document, 1780 November 20

5. Document, 1780 November 20

Document, 1780 November n.d.

6. Document, 1780 November n.d.

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1780 November n.d.
  • Summary: Hasn't received any letters except from Mr. Livingston. Please visit his father and send minute details concerning the state of his health. Send at least a half dozen copies of the letter by various vessels, perhaps one via Mr....
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Document, 1780 September 18

7. Document, 1780 September 18

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1780 September 18
  • Summary: Sends letter by post, so it must of necessity be reserved. Has received no news from America, although the public good would profit were he kept better informed. Glad to hear Richard Morris appointed Chief Justice of New York, ...
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Document, 1781 December 08

8. Document, 1781 December 08

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1781 December 08
  • Summary: An extensive letter dealing primarily with arrangements John Jay asks Benson to make to have Peter A. Jay live with Harry Livingston, so that the boy may be close to John Jay's father, yet not be a burden to the Jay family. New...
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Document, 1781 March 19

9. Document, 1781 March 19

Document, 1781 March 19

10. Document, 1781 March 19

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1781 March 19
  • Summary: Complains of not having received letters from friends in New York. Confesses his homesickness:"I never loved or admired America so much as since I left " First page cropped at bottom, with one or two lines missing. Autograph Le...
  • Number of Images: 4
Document, 1782 August 26

11. Document, 1782 August 26

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1782 August 26
  • Summary: The Vermont business was botched. Good Americans will try to remove all grounds of dissension between the states. "Our power, respectability, and happiness will forever depend on our union." Foreign nations would rejoice to see...
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Document, 1782 August 26

12. Document, 1782 August 26

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1782 August 26
  • Summary: The Vermont matter--from what Benson relates it appears"...to have been bitched in the last as well as first stages...." Now that it is over with there are other boundary lines to be settled. It is essential that this be done w...
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Document, 1783 April 06

13. Document, 1783 April 06

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1783 April 06
  • Summary: Sends a letter for Fady and wants Peter to take the farm at Rye and have it valued. Should take a good intelligent couple with him. Jay will back his expenses.
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Document, 1783 April 06

14. Document, 1783 April 06

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1783 April 06
  • Summary: Sends a letter for Fady and wants Peter to take the farm at Rye and have it valued. Should take a good intelligent couple with him. Jay will back his expenses.
  • Number of Images: 1
Document, 1783 August 15

15. Document, 1783 August 15

Document, 1783 December 15

16. Document, 1783 December 15

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1783 December 15
  • Summary: Wants Peter to take the farm at Rye. Met with some of the Tories whose conduct was unexceptionable but passed others by as strangers.
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Document, 1783 December 15

17. Document, 1783 December 15

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1783 December 15
  • Summary: Instructions concerning the distribution of the farm at Rye from the estate of Peter Jay to John Jay's brother, Peter Jay. Requests Benson to take steps to provide for the old age of Jay's mare, and also to repurchase her colt....
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Document, 1783 July 10

18. Document, 1783 July 10

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1783 July 10
  • Summary: He still complains about mail being opened--"Jealousy and suspicion never sleep in Governments of a certain Denomination-" His brother Peter should have the farm at Rye, but should not move there until the summer of 1784, and c...
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Document, 1783 September 12

19. Document, 1783 September 12

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1783 September 12
  • Summary: Announces birth of daughter, Benson is godfather. New York's violent resolutions against the Tories injure the American cause in Europe. They are working to achieve the evacuation of New York as soon as possible.
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Document, 1784 November 04

20. Document, 1784 November 04

Document, 1792 March 31

21. Document, 1792 March 31

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1792 March 31
  • Summary: Has seen plan for monument to Revolution; it is a good one, and Congressional approval should be obtained. The artist should be encouraged to undertake it himself although no appropriation of funds should be made until the Indi...
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1795 August 17

22. Document, 1795 August 17

Document, 1795 June 27

23. Document, 1795 June 27

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1795 June 27
  • Summary: Doesn't know whether his removal from the bench to the governorship will be more conducive to his comfort. In executing his new duties he will rely heavily on the advice and support of Benson and other friends.
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Document, 1795 September 03

24. Document, 1795 September 03

Document, 1795 September 03

25. Document, 1795 September 03

Document, 1796 July 23

26. Document, 1796 July 23

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1796 July 23
  • Summary: Has instructed Treasurer to issue drafts to Benson who should arrange to have money paid to the Canadian Indians. Please obtain receipt to be returned to Treasurer.
  • Number of Images: 1
Document, 1796 May 12

27. Document, 1796 May 12

Document, 1797 February n.d.

28. Document, 1797 February n.d.

Document, 1798 February 27

29. Document, 1798 February 27

Document, 1798 May 22

30. Document, 1798 May 22

Document, 1800 March n.d.

31. Document, 1800 March n.d.

Document, 1805 January 12

32. Document, 1805 January 12

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1805 January 12
  • Summary: The reason he has not subscribed to the Hamilton loan is because he does not have the money. Does not think he should promise to lend when he is under necessity of borrowing for his own use.
  • Number of Images: 2
Document, 1807 June 02

33. Document, 1807 June 02

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1807 June 02
  • Summary: In order to explain the paragraph in the Herald which stated that John Jay could not conceive of any Federalist voting for a candidate of the Clinton party, he proposes an answering statement. This explains that John Jay would ...
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Document, 1807 May 12

34. Document, 1807 May 12

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1807 May 12
  • Summary: Objects that it was never his opinion that no one of the Federalist party could ever vote for a Clintonian. On the contrary, he often expressed opinion that a man should be elected on his merits, and that majority decision shou...
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Document, 1813 October 12

35. Document, 1813 October 12

Document, 1813 October n.d.

36. Document, 1813 October n.d.

  • Name: Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author) Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833 (Addressee)
  • Date: 1813 October n.d.
  • Summary: Having heard that certain "recent and unexpected occurrences" were causing him trouble, would like to know if he might be of any use. Invites him to spend a few days at Bedford since conversation is preferable to letters on suc...
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