Document, 1800 December 18

Document, 1800 December 18

 

 

Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843
Title:
Document, 1800 December 18
Abstract:
Acknowledges receipt of 12 December. Have none of John Jay's letters written between 27 November and 8 December arrived? Precision in matters of acknowledging and answering letters is not only polite but useful. If any of John Jay's letters have miscarried, he wishes to know. Peter's mother is recovering from her grave illness. John Jay has been considering "the expediency of your holding any of the little offices which so many are solicitous to have." The pay for these cannot compensate for the time consumed and the neglect of professional studies and duties entailed. "An eminent counsellor will attract more Respect, and command more influence as well as Money, than any office can confer or produce. Aim at this -- your Time for office is not yet come." John Jay is glad to hear that Peter's chancery business is increasing. John Jay has contracted with Mr. Tracy to finish the Bedford House.
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Date:
1800 December 18
Physical Description:
2
Note (Non date):
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Library Location:
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay