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Fire engine condenser case of the Clinton Fire Company No. 41
Wood, oil paint, gilding
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The subject was the son of Pierre Jay, a prosperous merchant and ship owner, and Judith (François) Jay, Huguenots of La Rochelle, France. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Augustus Jay escaped to America, living first in the Carolinas, later moving north to Philadelphia, and finally settling in New York. He became a freeman in New York in 1700-01 and rapidly established himself as an influential and wealthy merchant. Chief Justice John Jay was his grandson.
Gift of Mrs. Banyer Clarkson
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