Document, 1808 January 21

Title:
Document, 1808 January 21
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1808 January 21
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
4
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Sorry to hear about John Jay's bilious attack. BillÆs cough gives Peter Jay worry every winter. Mary is in perfect health. Colonel Rogers heard about a Poke berry remedy for rheumatism that has worked wonders in Virginia and Maryland. Is sending food and other provisions by Mr. Clarke to John Jay. Received dividends on John JayÆs Manhattan shares. Thanks for power of attorney. Plans on spending the hot months with John Jay; by autumn Peter plans to resume business if his health permits. Public doubt might make this impossible but will know more soon. The bill in chancery has been submitted to Mr. Riggs. Has asked Elias Miller to come so he may pay him the taxes for next year. Had a letter from William; believes he will be at the top of his profession. Lydia Watkins and Mathilda Ridley stay at Judge LivingstonÆs. Mrs. Munro has a swelled face but is recovering. Received a visit from Dinah, a Negro woman who was with them at Albany. John Jay had sold her to another woman for a temporary period, and since then she has been sold to Mr. Camp and her child to Mrs. Breeze in Utica. Mr. Camp refuses to pay her, and her child is still a slave. Peter promised to find out the story from John Jay so he can write her former employer.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.06126

Document, 1808 January 21