Letter from John Jay to Robert R. Livingston. Livingston is now in the
country at the family estate Clermont, after having been "highly entertained of late,
and by your account of the Matter have attained every Qualification necessary to form a
Buck." Jay hopes Livingston will take the opportunity to reflect on how his leisure
might most profitably be spent. Jay does not believe that LivingstonÆs late behavior
reflects his true nature. Jay also discusses a misunderstanding by Livingston of
something in a previous letter and advises Livingston to wait before publishing a piece
until an answer is prepared. He notes that Betsey Cruger is to be married, commenting
"alas poor Peter!" referring to Peter Van Schaack, when in fact Cruger and Van Schaack
had secretly eloped in the Fall of 1765. Jay offers his regards to LivingstonÆs
grandfather, Robert Livingston of Clermont.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
1766 March 04
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