Document, 1780 December 01

Title:
Document, 1780 December 01
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Name:
Jay, Sarah Livingston; Livingston, Catharine
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1780 December 01
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:
Praises Kitty for her faithfulness in writing and criticizes the silence of family and friends. Hopes that the "bets" between Kitty and the Chevalier are "considerable" since Kitty is certainly entitled to the "stakes." Sends her compliments to the Chevalier, Mr. Marbois, and the Chancellor and Mrs. Livingston on the birth of their daughter. Was concerned about the forced family move until letters from Mr. Morris and Mr. Gerry mentioned the safety of the family. Is sorrowful at hearing of the death of Mrs. Caldwell. "But you'll think I'm relapsing in my usual moralizing strain..." Is pleased with the plan enclosed in Kitty's letter which the ladies have adopted for the relief of soldiers. Does not think that Jack will be happy in the service of "Neptune."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.06438

Document, 1780 December 01