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James Jay (1732 - 1815)

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Sir James Jay
Born in Manhattan, New York County, New Yorkmap
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Died in Springfield, Otsego, New York, USAmap [uncertain]
Jay-624 created 29 Sep 2016 | Last modified | Last edit: 21 Aug 2017
10:50: Rick Pierpont edited the Biography, Birth Place and Death Place for James Jay. (Add source.) [Thank Rick for this | 1 thank-you received]
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James was a physician & politician. James was knighted by King George lll in 1763.

Sir James invented a method for the Patriots to communicate with each other that could not be intercepted by the British. Washington called Jay's invention "a sympathetic stain" or "white ink ". We would call it invisible ink invented November 29, 1775.

Burial: John Jay Cemetery Rye, Westchester Co New York New York.

His cemetery record states he died in Greater London UK.


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