[Document, 1765 October 31]

 

Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813 (Addressee)
Title
[Document, 1765 October 31]
Abstract
Profuse thanks for Livingston's analysis of his character. "I think myself extremely happy in an assurance from you (whom I can't suspect of dissimulation) that no other material deficiency marks my character than the one you mention: and I thankfully acknowledge endeavours to remove that." With Livingston's help, Jay will preserve his character "fair and unspotted." Thinks that no evil consequence s can follow such an analysis of defects, "our business being not to expose, but remove them." Encourages Livingston to develop his capabilities in correspondence.
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
October 31, 1765
Physical Description
2 pages
Note (Acknowledgement)
Courtesy of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Language
English
Library Location
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/jbbk-fh10