The essays below discuss John Jay, his accomplishments, and his family, and will introduce you to the rich history associated with John Jay Homestead. Keep coming back: more material will be added as new essays are put online.

A Founding Family Confronts Multiple Disabilities
By Elizabeth M. Nuxoll, Editor, The Selected Papers of John Jay, Columbia University, presented at the 8th Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists, February 28, 2013, Savannah, Georgia

The Amiable Children of John and Sarah Livingston Jay
By Louise V. North © Presented at Columbia’s Legacy:Friends and Enemies in the New Nation Conference at Columbia University and The New-York Historical Society, December 10, 2004

The Federalist Papers
by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay

Federalist # 2: Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence
by John Jay

Federalist # 3: The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence
by John Jay

Federalist # 4: The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence
by John Jay

Federalist # 5: The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence
by John Jay

Federalist # 64: The Powers of the Senate
by John Jay

Franklin and Jay
by Louise V. North

The Indispensable Mr. Jay and George Washington’s Valedictory
By Carol Brier, John Jay Homestead volunteer; former Trustee of Friends of John Jay Homestead; author, publisher and administrator of the John Jay Forum.

Huguenot Ancestry
By John Jay

John Jay and the Treaty of Paris: A Tangle of Wars
By Allan Weinreb, Interpretive Programs Assistant, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, October, 2008

The Jays and Religion
By Allan Weinreb, Interpretive Programs Assistant, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, presented at the 200th Anniversary of the Construction of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, October 2010, Bedford, New York

Joseph Cusco The Sicilian Immigrant and the Jays of Bedford
By Carol Brier

Nancy Jay – The Lady of the House
By Carol Brier

Sarah Livingston Jay
by New York State OPRHP Curatorial Staff

Tending our Vines
By Carol Brier