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.
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...
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...
Profuse thanks for Livingston's actions. "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 than...
Will "take a jaunt" with Mr. Ingles to Philadelphia within a few days
provided that his horse is well and that the Stamp Act is not repealed in the meantime.
Asks Jay to send his horse, but only if the animal is fully recovered...
Despite the ringing of all the bells since the break of day the rumor that
the Stamp Act has been repealed is mistaken, the truth is that a repealing bill passed
the House of Commons in February, and was sent to House of Lords ...
Since his horse did not arrive, his letters to Jay must have miscarried.
It is of no consequence however for his departure for Philadelphia has been delayed for
other reasons. Asks Jay to keep the horse in pasture and give him ...
Was pleased to receive Jay's friendly and unceremonious letter. His pen
was directed "by the rapid whirl of Imagination." Yet caution must be exercised lest
imagination rule reason. When he asked about affairs at the office, he...