Document, 1792 May 09

Document, 1792 May 09

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843
Title:
Document, 1792 May 09
Abstract:
Has not been able to write until now -- few inns can afford candles fit to read or write by. Happy the cattle has arrived. Discusses their condition. Paid 20 dollars for the bull, 21 for the two heifers and 3 for driving them to Providence. Election appears very doubtful. Very hard to get accurate information. Expects the majority to be smaller than either party expects. Is calm about the possible outcomes: "we cannot command events, but we ought to command ourselves." Mr. Callender and Mr. Marchant asked about you. Always remember to enquire after people whom you've met. Should learn to bear good and evil we meet with; it is just as hard to bear the good things with propriety as it is the evil.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1792 May 09
Physical Description:
2
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
Unknown repository
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay