Since Jay wants to study law, he should resolve to let no difficulty
prevent him from applying himself vigorously to it. Dictionary is necessary, but as to
other books, it would be wiser to borrow than to pay dear to buy them a...
Suggestions concerning Jay's clerkship contract with Benjamin Kissam. Asks
Jay to advertise the sale or rental of his house. Sale of property, or rental. Peter Jay
wishes to try to keep a room in it for Jay and space in the yar...
Judges should render decisions according to law, and not give credence to
the popularity of the decision. PJ has decided to wait for cooler weather before having
his servant girl inoculated against smallpox.
After conversation with Livingston, Jay retired to reflect on it. Will say
in this letter the sentiments he was too embarrassed to say to his face. Livingston
possesses every social qualification and mental endowment. Jay had e...
Asks Jay to Deliver the enclosed letter to Mr. Auchmuty immediately. There
is much talk in town that James Jay should have given the Governors of [King's] College
an explanation why he has permitted their bills to be returned p...
Reply to letter from Livingston of April 18. Encloses something for
Livingston to read and criticize. Is undetermined with respect to the property of many
things contained in it and would like Livingston's ???? to resolve
Tells Livingston why he writes complimentary rather than critical letters
to him. With compliments he hopes to achieve all that could be attained by censure.
Commiserates with Livingston on his disappointment.
Though the clerks of the Secretary's office have no right to demand fees,
PJ would not be adverse to paying them about 3 dollars. However Jay is not to pay more
than certain specified fees for his father's charter. Wishes to su...
Asks Jay for any news of James, from whom he has not heard. There has been
sickness among Jay's Negroes for last three months. Peter Jay exhausted by his duties.
Looks forward to a respite from his tasks and opportunity to rela...
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 s...