High cost of living at Curacao, suggestions for investments by Jay. More
about tobacco. Was glad to get letter of 28 April from Jay. Is pleased to hear that his
employers are satisfied with his conduct. Is sorry the limes were ...
Curacao. Has resolved to spend leisure hours writing letters to Jay. The
harbor here is the finest in the world. The city lies on both sides of the river and is
a beautiful sight, with its painted white houses and red tiled roo...
Sends Jay "one role of excellent Tobacco." Tells him not to cut more than
he can use in 3 days. "When cut, rub it in your hands once or twice and then it is fit
for the pipe - you must not wet it, but keep [it] in a dry place."...
Letter from Sir James Jay will not be pleasing to Trustee of King's
College, but will put Sir James in a better light. Details concerning a sickness which
beset him in London. Jno. Watts and DeLancey send their regards.
Arrived from London in good health; would have seen Gouverneur before this
except that Mr. De Peyster's behavior prevented this. De Peyster has refused to allow
him any commissions since he left New York. Would Gouverneur pleas...
Washington, George, 1732-1799; Jay, Frederick
1776 August 16
Washington asks Frederick Jay to permit Colonel Philips, James Jauncey and
his two sons, Joseph Bull, Isaac Corsa, John Rodgers, and Ware Bronson, who were
apprehended in or near New Rochelle, to proceed on their honor and with...
State of Peter Jay's health weak but better. Militia men have been called
out and entrenchments are prepared in New York. He sold his last shipment of Curacao
goods to advantage but will not order any more because of the state ...
Discusses moving the family. The militia is not to be depended upon. Has
been elected treasurer of the Committee for this county. Has been insulted by the
committee and will not return until the matter has been settled by
Discusses his activities to evacuate the family and possessions from
Fishkill, to Kent. General Sullivan with 2,000 troops encamped in Fishkill. "The old
gentleman" was uneasy that the enemy might cross the river. A farm in Ken...
Is going to Albany to see Mr. Barclay, who is gravely ill. Peter Munro is
at Kingston. Has taken care of Guss (Augustus Jay). The family is well. Has sent a
bundle to John Jay by Dr. Lattimore. Be careful about enclosing import...