Johnson has written Mr. Wetmore as Peter Jay desired about "the Globe
house" and encloses it unsealed; if Peter Jay approves, he should "seal and send it,"
which Johnson hopes "may have a good Effect." A post script states that...
"Not Sent" noted on the letter. Peter Jay writes that Johnson's letter to
Wetmore is delivered and explains the difficulties with Mr. Wetmore about the Globe
house, which is "for the Use of the Rectors of the Church at Rye," wh...
Acknowledges Peter Jay's letter of 19 Nov. and is glad that Peter Jay has
taken "prudent Steps on the threatening affair," on the Globe house, which he hopes can
be amicably settled. No "apology" is needed to the Society for Re...
Peter Jay hopes that Rev. Punderson can be inducted in the spring when the
smallpox danger will be over. Colonel Willet, the church warden, has told Peter Jay that
the late Rev. Wetmore gave the house and lot "in Trust for the ...
Peter Jay's letter of 28 Sept. gave Johnson glad tidings of great joy
because their parish was united in Mr. Punderson, who is said to be a good preacher. He
and Dr. Barclay will "endeavour to set things in their proper Light w...
Dr. Barclay and Mr. Auchmuty think it would be "less exceptionable with
the Society [for the Propagation of the Gospel]" if their vestry "should only present
Mr. Punderson to the Governor for Induction," that the Governor "defe...
Peter Jay shall help according to Mr. Punderson's directions for moving to
Rye from New Haven. Peter Jay is surprised that Rev. Wetmore's son intends to live in
"the house," for he does not know "by what authority the young man...
The Archbishop of Cantebury has expressed wonderment that the Church at
Rye had never applied to the Society [For the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts
in London] for another minister since the death of Mr. Wetmore. Jo...
The Church at Rye gratefully acknowledges the Society's favours and wishes
"leave to nominate a minister themselves." The Parish Vestry by an act of the General
Assembly had called two ministers--"who thought it proper not to a...
Fady is now settled in an apprenticeship to James Jay's cousin James de
Peyster. Has written cousin Peloquin for his help in getting a clerkship for John who
will have his degree in a year. An attorney in Bristol would be prefe...
John will graduate from college in a year. Wishes to become attorney, but
New York lawyers have made an agreement to take no clerks for a number of years. Asks
Peloquin to find John a place in London or Bristol, preferably Bris...
From Peter Jay's letterbook, vol. 3. Entries for 18 April, a brief note
covering a copy of an earlier letter, and for 25 April, a longer message expressing
concern that James devotes too much of his time to the affairs of King'...
Enclosed copy of Mr. PalmerÆs letter to Mr. Punderson, missionary funded
by the congregation at Rye. Especially wishes to know Mr. BarclayÆs opinion with regard
to PalmerÆs claim that Mr. Talbot is using his interest with Barcl...
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...