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His Excellency John Jay President of Congress & Minister Plenipotentiary from Congress at Madrid.

  • ARTIST: Pierre Eugene du Simitiere

  • PUBLISHER: Pub.d May 15th 1783, by R. Wilkinson No. 58 Cornhill, London.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving with stipple,

    DATE: 1783,

  • EDITION SIZE: 4 1/2 x 3 3/4" (114 x 94 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: John Jay, 1745-1829. The first chief justice of the Supreme Court, 1789-1795. Continental Congress, 1774-76, 1778-79, 1784, President, of the Congress, 1779. One of the negotiators of the peace treaty with Britain. "Let it be remembered that civil liberty consists, not in a right to every man to do just what he pleases, but it consists in an equal right to all citizens to have, enjoy, and do, in peace, security and without molestation, whatever the equal and constitutional laws of the country admit to be consistent with the public good."

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: A scartch letter proof impression

  • CONDITION: Good condition save for overall time-toning.

  • REFERENCE: Cresswell #131