Letter to Hugh Henry Brackenridge, 5 August 1779.

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Jay, John, 1745-1829. Letter to Hugh Henry Brackenridge, 5 August 1779.

Letter to Hugh Henry Brackenridge, 5 August 1779.

Written at Philadelphia in response to a letter Brackenridge sent to William Henry Drayton. At issue were unspecified rumors. In this letter Jay also discusses the political climate of the time and denies any involvement in commerce.

1 folded sheet (1 p.) ; 31 cm.

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