Document, 1765 May 01

 

Title
Document, 1765 May 01
Library Location
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Livingston, Robert R. (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1765 May 01
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