Difficulties of finding places for Frederick and John. John is determined
to study law, but New York attorneys "have agreed among themselves to take no clerks."
Asks James to find John a place with an attorney in London or Bris...
Peter Jay encloses the letter of the parish committee to Drs. Barclay and
Johnson, a copy of which was delivered to Dr. Johnson who "passed the last night here."
Mr. Punderson has accepted their invitation and therefore Dr. Joh...
Family news. The family is "tolerably well." Eve Jay recovers very slowly
after her long illness because of frequent returns of "little lurking fever." James'
uncle, Mr. Chambers is still "in a melancholy condition." He cannot ...
There have been Indian attacks near Forts Pitt and Detroit and in the
places along the frontier. Traders and about seventy troops have been killed. All
regular troops are marching toward the frontiers, but since the Indians are...
Thanks Peloquin for his letter of 26 July; 6 & 10 August telling of
his inquiries concerning possibility of putting Jay in a Bristol attorney's office.
Thinks the five year term of Bristol attorney is too steep. Will wait to he...
He is surprised that Stuyvesant has displaced his two sons from sitting in
the church pew. As he gave Stuyvesant permission to sit in the pew during the lifetime
of the writer's father, he cannot understand such an action being...
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...
Son John has been placed at last in office of "gentleman eminent in the
Profession" of law in New York. Will begin study of law first of next month after
receiving degree from college, where he "presented his study very much to...
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...