Document, 1765 October 31

Title
Document, 1765 October 31
Library Location
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Name
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Author)
Livingston, Robert R. (Addressee)
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
1765 October 31
Physical Description
2
Subjects
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
Profuse thanks for Livingston's analysis of his character. "I think myself extremely happy in an assurance from you (whom I can't suspect of dissimulation) that no other material deficiency marks my character than the one you mention: and I thankfully acknowledge endeavours to remove that." With Livingston's help, Jay will preserve his character "fair and unspotted." Thinks that no evil consequences can follow such an analysis of defects, "our business being not to expose, but remove them." Encourages Livingston to develop his capabilities in correspondence.
Identifier
columbia.jay.01108