Document, 1765 May 01

Title:
Document, 1765 May 01
Library Location:
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Livingston, Robert R.
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1765 May 01
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:
ALS. Written in response to a letter from Livingston, who was still attending King's College: "I have often remarked Ambition to be one of your strongest Passions, and have as often been surprised that instead of attending to such Pur[suits?] as are most capable of gratifying so noble a Passion, you seem [rather?] to counteract your own Purposes, and to destroy those very Hopes which you are desirous to establish...." Admonishes him to "reject the Invitations of Syren Pleasure, and fly with hasty Steps the flowerly Vale of unsubstantial Joys." Jay graduated from King's the year before.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.90546

Document, 1765 May 01