[Document, 1769 January n.d.]

Title
[Document, 1769 January n.d.]
Library Location
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1769 January n.d.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 page
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Jay did not receive the recent letter from Livingston, and Livingston did not receive the two letters in which Jay informs him of the dissolution of the New York Assembly by Governor Sir Henry Moore. Discusses the measures taken by the DeLancey faction over the proposed division of the Beekman properties. 100 copies of the paper (probably broadside) Livingston has enclosed will be printed, and he should expect 60 by Beekman. Jay gives news of the coming Assembly election, noting that Phillip Livingston "is said to have played a double Game" and that "Appearances are against him." If this is true, Jay hopes that he loses the election. Jay notes the anti-lawyer, anti-Presbyterian slogan used against P. Livingston by the DeLancey faction: "No Presbeterian has given Place to no Lawyer, and no Churchman is substituted in the Room of no Bishop." Livingston should have no concern about matters nor leave the country before it is convenient.
Identifier
columbia.jay.00777