Greetings to his dear brother. Hopes Peter Jay has left Albany. No news to
report from New York City. The family is in good health. A man from southern Long Island
came in and reported seeing a ship manned by young men and batt...
Received his Aunt Peloquin's letter and viewed her portrait with great
satisfaction. Doesn't often find himself in Bristol, with her and her family, but looks
often at the portrait, and remembers his time with them. Saddened by...
From Dublin. Discusses Captain Jeffry and James Harding, whom he believes
has received poor treatment from his friends in Philadelphia. Thanks Jay for
recommending him to the owner of the Dolphin. Wishes to further their acquai...
Sent a present of fish, jam and oil, to be split by Peter Jay and Mr.
Noble. Also sent a barrel of mackerel to his mother, who will send a dozen of the best
to Peter. Asks for his tuberoses and seed. Sends cousinly love from hi...
Accounts. List of goods sold and money and produce received . Jacobus Van
Cortlandt, Frederick Van Cortlandt, his son James, and Adolph Philips began lodging and
eating with Peter Jay the day before.
Left Mrs. Peloquin and that family well; saw Captain Hill in Bristol,
ready to sail for Boston in a sloop. Mr. Hoblense very pleased with Peter Jay. Bad
trading in Boston; not a berth to be found. His son to do the Africa trade...
Came from Bristol on June 1st with his son in Peter JayÆs vessel the Snow
Seneca; will stay in Boston while his son is finding provisions in Philadelphia. Wishes
to be of service in any way to JayÆs family.
Acknowledges Peter Jay's letter of 22 January. Is willing to take in
Augustus. Will not instruct him himself in reading and writing, but will send him to a
good schoolmaster. As soon as he can read well, will tutor him in Latin...
Has had pleasure boat built for Peter Jay according to his specifications,
by the best boat builder in Boston. Is sending cost and dimensions; more dear than would
have liked. The boat is now under the care of Robert Griffin. I...