Leaves the interest of 500 pounds to his son Augustus. If he should die he
leaves it to be divided up among his sons James, Peter, John and Frederick (equally).
The interest from 1800 pounds for his daughter Eve Munro, and his ...
Volume of manuscript copies of nine letters from Mrs. Jay to members of
her family, 12 December 1779- 14 March 1781, prepared by her older sister, Catharine
Livingston. The unnumbered pages preceding the letters' texts contain ...
Wishes John Jay to continue to send newspapers and information in his
letters. Dr. Van Wyck is pleased with the attention John Jay has shown his children in
Philadelphia. Has heard a report from Boston that Count DÆEstaing has ...
News of various servants. Frank has deserted from VerplanckÆs Point and
went home with a pass from General Heath. He saw Gussy (Augustus) Cortlandt on Long
Island and all was well. He saw JamesÆ Kingston going on board a privat...
An account of his travel from Cadiz to Madrid. The Spanish mules, poor
accommodations at Spanish hotels. Meeting with Count O'Reilly. News received Dutch have
been grumbling. Bought a Negro boy of 15 while at Martinique.
Sends print of his portrait by Du Simitiere. Encloses a letter of Peter
Jay Munro in French- uncorrected so that Peter Jay can observe his grandson's progress.
Spring has been very favorable, and the abundant harvest is already...
Autograph Draft. Has learned of raid on his father's home in April. "It is
said they behaved with uncommon Respect to you, & Humanely towards Peter &
Nancy." Knows what a blow it must have been to his father and siblings. "I th...
Has sent several letters and a parcel of salt but don't depend on
receiving them. Anxious to hear from him. If he is any trouble, Jay will do all he can
to help. Has not received a single letter from the family since leaving
Has learned that goods he shipped to the family were taken off the
Delaware capes, requests that Frederick Jay draw a bill of exchange upon him for 50
pounds sterling. Hopes that the family's need will not be this great, but is...
Sorry for his father's distresses at such a time of life-wishes he could
do more to help relieve them. Jay has heard that salt from Cadiz has arrived safely at
Philadelphia. Will continue to send other articles from time to tim...
Draft. In nearly two years absence has received only two letters from
brother Frederick and none from Sir James. Sally's family wrote them of the Jays being
robbed at Fishkill and keep them otherwise well informed of the Jay fa...
Sends picture of Peter Jay Munro, but has not had it framed, since it may
fall into enemy hands. All are well, hopes his letters have been received directing that
his son [Peter Augustus] remain with Peter Jay.