Document, 1782 June 13

Title:
Document, 1782 June 13
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Mathews, John, 1744-1802; Jay, Sarah Livingston
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1782 June 13
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
7
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Tells of the conditions in South Carolina. Surrounded by confusion, men, and war, he desires the company of women. He has enjoyed her letters, particularly her description of the waterworks at St. Ildefonso, "which convey so cooling an idea to an inhabitant of this sultry climate." Desires to become a part of Mrs. Jay's social circle in America, yet nothing would bring him greater unhappiness, "as one or the other of two things must be the concomitant; either the loss of Mr. Jay's abilities and services in his present station; or the separation of two hearts linked together by the tenderest ties of undissembled love and friendship."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.06942

Document, 1782 June 13