An extensive letter dealing primarily with arrangements John Jay asks
Benson to make to have Peter A. Jay live with Harry Livingston, so that the boy may be
close to John Jay's father, yet not be a burden to the Jay family. News of Yorktown has
arrived--America should not cease in her exertions, for the news may just as easily
encourage new British efforts rather than incline them toward peace.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
1781 December 08
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