John Jay Papers now accessible on Founders Online

The Selected Papers of John Jay has received the honor of being selected as the first documentary edition to be added to the National Archives’ Founders Online Database on 17 September 2020, Constitution Day. The presence of Jay alongside such distinguished company as Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin highlights both the recognition of Jay’s contributions to the formation of law, constitutionalism, and responsible governance in the new republic as well as the efforts of the editorial staff, past and present, in producing the volumes of Jay’s writings. The greatest benefit of Jay joining Founders Online will be the resulting research that will be produced by future generations of scholars who will now have greater access to transcribed versions of Jay’s writings on this free and open-access database. The official press release of the National Archives can be found at

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