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Guide to the John Jay Papers
1664-1823
 MS 330

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Collection processed by library staff. Finding aid by Christine George

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 23, 2018
Finding Aid is written in English.

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Series VII: New York-New Jersey Boundary Dispute, 1769

Scope and Content

For the first half of the eighteenth century, New York and New Jersey were engaged in the New York - New Jersey Line War (also known as the N.J. Line War). This involved a series of skirmishes to determine the northern border of New Jersey, including a final skirmish in 1765 that was carried out with fists (not weapons because it was the Sabbath). In order to avoid further fighting, King George III appointed a royal commission in 1769 to determine once and for all what the border would be. Jay was a member of that commission. This series contains official documents, indentures, reports, surveys, drawings, and handwritten notes. There are also interrogatory answers from those from New York and New Jersey.This series is found on reel 3 and 4 of the microfilm. The split occurs in Box 6, Folder 4 with John Labriski’s Answer.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 New York - New Jersey Boundary Papers (Reel 3 - #14)
1769
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Papers re New York - New Jersey Boundary (Reel 3 - #14)
1769
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Papers Re New York- New Jersey Boundary (Reel 3 - #14)
1769
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Papers re New York - New Jersey Boundary (Reel 3, Reel 4 - #14)
1769
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Boundary Papers New York - New Jersey (Reel 4 - #14)
1769
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Re New York - New Jersey Boundary (Reel 4 - #14)
1769
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Boundary Papers New York - New Jersey (Reel 4 - #14)
1769
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Boundary Papers New York - New Jersey (Reel 4 - #14)
1769

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