This is a blog about the editorial project, The Selected Papers of John Jay. John Jay was a graduate of King’s College, noted statesman and diplomat, co-author of the New York State Constitution, negotiator of the peace between Great Britain and the United States, co-author of the Federalist Papers, first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and governor of New York State. The blog will explore Jay’s life, his historical milieu, and issues involved in historical editing.

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