Document, 1766 March 04

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Livingston, Robert R. (Addressee)
Title
Document, 1766 March 04
Abstract
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.
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1766 March 04
Physical Description
2
Note
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Also In
The papers of John Jay