Document, 1800 September 08

Title:
Document, 1800 September 08
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843; Jay, Maria
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1800 September 08
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:
Has heard that his ceremonious sister wonÆt write him unless he writes her first. Has very little to report from New York; for the past months has been doing nothing but reading law books, copying declarations and pleas and attending court. Her life, in jaunts from Albany, Lebanon and Schenectady, has been much more exciting but she has refused to write him about it. Has "someone" interested her so much she has neglected corresponding with her brother? Describes what he has heard about the balls and parties at Lebanon. New York is now desolate; "even the Battery has become a solitary walk" and he wishes the yellow fever would have carried him off as well. John Jay is in Rye and will do alterations to the house at Bedford. The minister is a tallow chandler from New York and much admired by the congregation.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.11455

Document, 1800 September 08