Would be glad to carry on a small trade from Boston to New York, if he can
be of service to Peter Jay. BayardÆs brother James was to arrive from St. Christopher,
but has not arrived. Has heard of a hurricane and fears bad news,...
Glad Jay likes the boat and wants to hear how it will sail. Please send
cash to Boston. Mentions high price of flour and wheat. When in season, wishes to have a
dozen watermelons from New York, as they are superior to BostonÆs....
Apologizes for delay in writing. Is sorry for Peter Jay's "dark
apprehensions about P.Q." If he should need a lawyer, Mr. Fitch of Norwalk is the best.
Augustus suffers from a burn on his face, but apparently it is not serious ...
Augustus's face is healing well and is not likely to be much scarred. Mr.
Rutgers' son Antony, who was also burned by the gunpowder explosion, is healing, and can
see well, although his eyes are still weak.
Augustus is improving in both reading and writing "if not so fast as we
could wish, perhaps as fast as can be expected from his bird-witted humour. "Recommends
his son-in-law, Benny Nicoll, who wishes to continue his legal stud...
Received thirteen French pistols from Captain Bosch; sold them at the
highest price possible. Has heard from his son John in Barbados, on his way to South
Carolina. Hopes his and JayÆs accounts agree.
Repeats his condolences on the blindness of Peter Jay's children. Reports
that Augustus has been told that it is likely his brother and sister would never see
again. Samuel Johnson hopes that the extra help Augustus is getting ...
Introduces Mr. Ellery of Hartford, the son-in-law of Mr. Austin of
Hartford, and recommends him as a diligent young gentlemen and a customer who pays his
debts "as promptly as he bargains." "Mr. Gustey" continues as before. Sen...
Messrs. Sheerwood and Winmar, who are the bearers of this letter, have
caught the robber who stole plate from the Jewish Synagogue in New York. Jay, being an
Alderman of New York, is the most likely person Johnson knows who can...
Is sorry he cannot give as advantageous an account of Augustus's progress
as he had hoped. Augustus is somewhat better, however, for he and Mrs. Johnson have
taken more pains to teach him than one of their own children. Peter J...
Is glad to hear that Peter Jay has found Augustus improved in his
learning. Is returning the Roman Antiquities and Ovid, but wishes to keep the Greek
Antiquities and Terence a little longer. Acknowledges that Peter Jay has paid...
Is sorry to hear about the blindness of Jay's two children. Hopes to pay a
visit to New York next summer. Sale of goods is at a standstill in Boston. People seem
to be concentrating on building ships. Wonders if Jay has heard a...
Notes dealing with the rental of properties at Bedford, rental of Peter
Jay's house to Colonel Frederick Philipse, and with the purchase of ironware. In Jay's
hand. Copy. Noted at the bottom of the sheet are the names "Isaacs A...