The New York delegates to get $4 a day, which will not make up for the
financial loss Jay has sustained. However, the honor seems to be considered equivalent
to the residue. Cannot get away the next week because it would leave ...
New York Convention will now pay delegates 4 dollars per day for
attendance at this and the last Congress. Only five New York delegates are there,
Colonel Morris and Mr. Lewis being absent, so JJ cannot leave until the session
The Convention has appointed Jay on a committee to set out for Albany. Jay
happy because he needs exercise. Mrs. Jay will receive letter from him before his
return. Attended the funeral of Mrs. Lawrence. Providence has been kin...
Jay has arrived at Poughkeepsie in perfect health. Has visited the forts
in the highlands. Hopes for the recovery of Mrs. Jay's health. Indulges himself in
imagining scenes of happiness between them.
Plans to travel to Poughkeepsie to meet other members of the Provincial
Convention on 7 August. Hopes to visit her in New Jersey. Concern for Sarah's safety at
Elizabeth Town; advises her to provide herself with "a secure Retre...
ALS. Written by Jay as a member of the Continental Congress to his wife
Sarah, who refers to as "Sally." References Sarah's letter of 17 March 1776, which gave
news of her and their son's improved health. Tells the story of the...
Received hers of 25th and 27th. His anxiety that she would be taken
prisoner when she journeyed to Elizabeth Town was compensated by the "benefit of
pleasure" which she received from the trip. Enemy movements in New Jersey. Rec...
Livingston, Catharine, Jay, John, 1745-1829, Jay, Sarah Livingston
1777 November 21
Fort Mifflin surrendered and all our troops escaped after setting fire to
the barracks. General Washington reinforced with 2,500 troops. Philadelphia has lent
General Howe 20,000 pounds and he has given the old money of Pennsyl...
Livingston, Catharine, Jay, Sarah Livingston
1779 December 26
Gives a list of the winter quarters of the American troops. Well situated
and more troops than at any time before. Mrs. Washington goes to camp tomorrow to meet
the General. Christmas dinner with her.
Heard about Sally from her brother yesterday. No home will be available in
Philadelphia until the middle of February, and since Jay's term in office will expire as
a delegate the 1st of March, he wonders whether it is worthwhil...
Livingston, William, 1723-1790, Jay, Sarah Livingston
1779 July 12
Letterbook copy. Acknowledges receipt at Morristown of John Jay's letter
which he forwarded to their mother. Thanks Sarah Jay for the invitation to visit
Philadelphia; since the Assembly's adjournment enemy activity in New Jers...
Does not believe their friendship has been diminished by absence. Thanks
Mr. and Mrs. Morris for their kindness to her sister, Kitty. Still grieves for the loss
of her daughter. Sympathizes with Gouverneur Morris for the "cruel...