Document, 1800 September 25

Title:
Document, 1800 September 25
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, Maria; Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1800 September 25
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:
Gives account of the ride to the lake. Went with Mr. and Mrs. Ellison, Miss Livingston, Mr. Ramsay Banyer and Caldwell. The country resembles area between Albany and Troy. Passed through Saratoga and saw where Bourgoyne surrendered. Inns near the lake not so good -- slept on the floor and rats had access to the room. Was reminded of Spain by the "multitude of fleas which annoyed us not a little." The lake itself incredibly beautiful and clear. Went fishing and ate what they caught. 365 wooded islands in the lake, which is 36 miles long. Visited Glens Falls on the way back; wished her brother was there with her. Saw Miller at Troy. It is said Miss Delancey engaged to Mr. Yates, the mayor of Schenectady; they took the "overs leap" at Ballston. He was so engaged in conversation that he drove off a high bank and destroyed their carriage.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.10282

Document, 1800 September 25