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Life and Letters of John Jay

JAY, JOHN. The Life of John Jay: with selections from his correspondence and miscellaneous papers

New York: Harper, 1833

Two volumes. viii, 520 pp; (iv), 502 pp. Original cloth, paper labels (soiled). Very good.

FIRST EDITION. Jay was a member of both Continental Congresses, first Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, governor of New York, and author of five Federalist Papers. Edited by Jay’s son, this biography is also the first important publication of Jay’s papers. Jay died in 1829.

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