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Series III: Governing New York, 1796-1798, inclusive

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The materials within this series are from Jay's years as governor of New York. Topics include a yellow fever outbreak, state debt, and protection of New York City. Also included in this series are materials from a 1797 incident with a British war ship, the Hunter, which shows the American reaction to the British naval practice of impressment, or the forcible enlistment of men to a ship's crew. A crew member claimed to be American and brought a false imprisonment suit against the ship's captain while the ship was docked in New York Harbor for repairs.

Report on the Subject of the Yellow Fever Made to the Governor of New York by Richard Bayley (Reel 2 - #9), 1796

Box: 2, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Copy of the Letter Addressed to the Speaker of the Assembly of the State of New York in Winter of 1797 by Edward Livingston on the Debt of New York to the United States (Reel 2 - #10), 1797

Box: 3, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Proceedings against the Captain of the British Sloop of War "Hunter," New York (Reel 2 - #11), 1797

Box: 3, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Papers Relating to the Defense of the City of New York (Reel 2 - #12), 1798

Box: 3, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
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