Document, 1800 December 18

Title:
Document, 1800 December 18
Library Location:
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1800 December 18
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
2
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Acknowledges receipt of 12 December. Have none of John Jay's letters written between 27 November and 8 December arrived? Precision in matters of acknowledging and answering letters is not only polite but useful. If any of John Jay's letters have miscarried, he wishes to know. Peter's mother is recovering from her grave illness. John Jay has been considering "the expediency of your holding any of the little offices which so many are solicitous to have." The pay for these cannot compensate for the time consumed and the neglect of professional studies and duties entailed. "An eminent counsellor will attract more Respect, and command more influence as well as Money, than any office can confer or produce. Aim at this -- your Time for office is not yet come." John Jay is glad to hear that Peter's chancery business is increasing. John Jay has contracted with Mr. Tracy to finish the Bedford House.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12436

Document, 1800 December 18