Document, 1781 August 1

Title
Document, 1781 August 1
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Jay, Peter (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1781 August 1
Physical Description
2
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Autograph Draft. Has learned of raid on his father's home in April. "It is said they behaved with uncommon Respect to you, & Humanely towards Peter & Nancy." Knows what a blow it must have been to his father and siblings. "I thank God however that you lost nothing but Property -- your Lives were spared." Begs his father to let him know how he can help. Pays tribute to his father's sacrifices for him and his education. Assures his father that he has funds to assist. Suggests that the family send their letters to Kitty Livingston or Robert Morris who seem to have good luck in finding safe passages for their letters to Europe.
Identifier
columbia.jay.07847