We’re celebrating the release of volume five of The Selected Papers of John Jay: 1788-1794 (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2017).
Jay Papers editor Robb Haberman says, “It opens with the ratification of the Constitution, and covers Jay’s role in the forming of the new government as acting Secretary of State prior to Jefferson’s taking office and as first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.”
Also explored are his gubernatorial campaign of 1792, the Genet Affair, and the events leading to the negotiation of the Jay Treaty with Great Britain.
In our six degrees of separation game, speaking of George Washington and President’s Day, pop over to the Papers of George Washington Newsletter to Robb’s article on the friendship between Jay and Washington. It’s a bromance “forged in war” and a lot more apt for the day than buying a mattress.