[Document, 1778 December 28]

 

Title
[Document, 1778 December 28]
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Jay, Sarah Livingston (Author)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
December 28, 1778
Language
English
Physical Description
1 page
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
[She is not a little annoyed at his failure to write!] While she is happy he has been elected President of Congress, she hopes that it will not last more than three months when his term as delegate will expire. While she does not wish to influence his decision, she hopes her "widowhood" will soon cease. But if Sally had known John Jay intended to devote himself so wholly to his country, she may not have been "Roman matron envoy to have given you so entirely to the public."
Identifier
columbia.jay.06482