Leaves to John Jay all his lands excepting that portion set aside for his
widow. In the event of John Jay's death before his own, the above bequest is to go to
Peter Augustus Jay. John Jay and PAJ named as executors.
Jewelry for "Aunt Jay" ready and will be sent to New York by Capt. De
Peyster. No letters yet from the family in New York. John Jay is very worried. Asks
mother to write them more often, as John Jay "begins to grow very uneasy ...
The farm formerly leased to a Mr and Mrs. Sarles has been relet to a Mr.
Elliot by the addressee, at direction of Peter Jay. While he feels sorry for Mrs.
Sarles, he would have acted differently if her husband had been honest a...
Impressions of London. Lodge in house 5 miles from place where American
ships dock "and the town extends considerably beyond each of those places." Fire which
broke out some days before; explosion of saltpeter warehouses of Eas...
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1783 March 18
Inventory ahd Distribution of Plate and Linen in Peter Jay's Estate.
Inventory prepared and signed by Frederick Jay as executor. The goods distributed among
James, Peter, John, Frederick, and Ann Jay
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.
Has heard detailed news of family from [Egbert] Benson, and is glad that
they are near such a good friend. Is glad that Peter [Augustus] Jay gives his
grandfather such pleasure--has given instructions that he should remain with...
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...