John Jay, Skier?

Vincent Jay, of France, has won the gold medal in the Biathlon 10K sprint (beating the legendary Norwegian, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen) and the bronze in the 12.5km pursuit. Is he a relative of our Jay’s? Well, the Jay family has its origins in France. John Jay’s grandfather, Auguste (or Augustus) was born in La Rochelle […]

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 John Jay is featured in an article by R. B. Bernstein, "Inventing American Diplomacy," in the September 2009 issue of History Now.  The article also provides links to other resources, including The Papers of John Jay image database of Jay documents, one of the digital collections at the Columbia University Libraries.  […]

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Welcome

This is a blog about the editorial project, The Selected Papers of John Jay. John Jay (1745-1829) was a graduate of King’s College (Columbia University), 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 […]

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