[Washington? 1813?]. 16pp, stitched, untrimmed, lightly worn. Caption title [as issued]. Very Good.
DAB includes this among Jay's publications. Born in New York City, Jay practiced as a physician in London and was knighted in 1763 for raising money for King's College. Assisting the American war effort, he invented invisible ink. "In July 1778, upon his return to America, he lent the clothier-general in Boston $20,000 in Continental currency. Owing to depreciation, only a small part of his actual loan was repaid, and in 1813 he addressed to Congress a petition for reimbursement, a pamphlet of sixteen pages reciting his services to the government, upon which a settlement was made to him." DAB, which says that Jay was, "because of infelicities of personality, undeservedly disliked and misunderstood."
FIRST EDITION. AI 28831 . X DAB 5. Sabin 36829. Not in Gephart, Eberstadt, Decker. Item #16079