[Document, 1778 June 26]

 

Title
[Document, 1778 June 26]
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Van Schaack, Peter, 1747-1832 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
June 26, 1778
Language
English
Physical Description
2 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Schaack has undergone severe misfortunes. A voyage to Europe may well be postponed. "My belief arises from the following facts:.../His brother operated on the eyes of a blind Frenchman/He opened the one which had been blind fourteen years. The man recovered the sight of that eye and requested the like operation on the other, but my brother declined it on account of the connection or sympathy which he said subsisted between the two."
Identifier
columbia.jay.09422