Minutes of the Agricultural Society of Westchester County
June, 1818
Paper, Ink
William Jay (Secretary)
JJ.2020.416

As the newly appointed Secretary of the local Agricultural society, William Jay kept this notebook of the meeting minutes so there would be record of what was discussed. It has some sentimental value to the Jay family and the homestead, as you’ll notice from the image that both William and his famous father John Jay were both members of the society at its inception in June of 1818. According to the notes, a person needed to make a one- time payment of $30 for entry, and they would be a member for life.