American Bible Society Certificate Signed by John Jay

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John Jay (1745-1829) was an attorney, public official, diplomat, jurist. He: was member of the Continental Congress (1774-76, 1778-79) where he was President of Congress (1778-79); helped write the New York State constitution (1777); authored first manual on military discipline (1777); served as Chief-Justice of the New York Supreme Court (1777-78); was appointed minister to Spain (1779); signed the final peace treaty with Great Britain (1783); coauthored, along with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, the Federalist Papers, which were instrumental in securing the ratification of the Constitution (1788); was appointed first Chief-Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court by President
George Washington (1789-95) and later declined a reappointment as Chief-Justice by President John Adams; served as Governor of New York (1795- 1801); vice-president of the American Bible Society (1816-21) and its president (1821-27); and was a member of American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

John Jay signed this membership certificate as President of the American Bible
Society:

 

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This is the text of the Bible Society certificate:

This is to Certify, That John R Murray, Esqr. Of the city of New York,

by virtue of a contribution of Fifty  

Dollars, made by his sisters, Mary Murray, and Hannah

L. Murray

 is a member for life of the
American Bible Society.
New York, May 21st 1827
Attest. John Jay – Prest.[President] –
Jnitelies[?] Agent ABS
T. McAuley Secy. for Dom. Cores

 


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