Jay did not receive the recent letter from Livingston, and Livingston did
not receive the two letters in which Jay informs him of the dissolution of the New York
Assembly by Governor Sir Henry Moore. Discusses the measures taken by the DeLancey
faction over the proposed division of the Beekman properties. 100 copies of the paper
(probably broadside) L ivingston has enclosed will be printed, and he should expect 60 by
Beekman. Jay gives news of the coming Assembly election, noting that Phillip Livingston
"is said to have played a double Game" and that "Appearances are against him." If this
is true, Jay hopes that he loses the election. Jay notes the anti-lawyer,
anti-Presbyterian slogan used against P. Livingston by the DeLancey faction: "No
Presbeterian has given Place to no Lawyer, and no Churchman is substituted in the Room
of no Bishop." Livingston should have no concern about matters nor leave the country
before it is convenient.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
1769 January n.d.
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