John Jay Letter
|Take a look in the Reference Area at a copy of an
historical letter written by John Jay to New York Governor George Clinton in
The original letter is on permanent loan to the University of Washington Law School from The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Washington, and is safely housed in the Law Library's Special Collections. When examining the copy on display, note in particular the letter�s last paragraph, which discusses the fair treatment of judges.
A digital image of what appears to be an earlier, rough draft of this same letter can be found on the web at Columbia University Libraries� The Papers of John Jay. This database contains thousands of Jay�s papers that can be searched by name of the writer, name of the recipient, date of composition, name of holding institution and Jay ID number. Search for Jay ID # 7625 to compare Columbia�s document with our own.
Who was John Jay?
John Jay served on the Continental Congress and became the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. You can learn more about John Jay at the following websites:
To read more about John Jay, see the following books in the Gallagher Law Library collection: