[Document, 1778 December 28]

 

Name
Jay, Sarah Livingston (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Title
[Document, 1778 December 28]
Abstract
[She is not a little annoyed at his failure to write!] While she is happy he has been elected President of Congress, she hopes that it will not last more than three months when his term as delegate will expire. While she does not wish to influence his decision, she hopes her "widowhood" will soon cease. But if Sally had known John Jay intended to devote himself so wholly to his country, she may not have been "Roman matron envoy to have given you so entirely to the public."
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
December 28, 1778
Physical Description
1 page
Language
English
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/b60z-bg41