[Document, 1766 March 04]

 

Title
[Document, 1766 March 04]
Library Location
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813 (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
March 04, 1766
Language
English
Physical Description
2 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Letter from John Jay to Robert R. Livingston. Livingston is now in the country at the family estate Clermont, after having been "highly entertained of late, and by your account of the Matter have attained every Qualification necessary to form a Buck." Jay hopes Livingston will take the opportunity to reflect on how his leisure might most profitably be spent. Jay does not believe that Livingston's late behavior reflects his true nature. Jay also discusses a misunderstanding by Livingston of something in a previous letter and advises Livingston to wait before publishing a piece until an answer is prepared. He notes that Betsey Cruger is to be married, commenting "alas poor Peter!" referring to Peter Van Schaack, when in fact Cruger and Van Schaack had secretly eloped in the Fall of 1765. Jay offers his regards to Livingston's grandfather, Robert Livingston of Clermont.
Identifier
columbia.jay.00776