Is sorry that she was unable to be a bridesmaid, but her father did not
wish her to go to town during the warm weather. Please visit her at Philipsborough
whenever in the neighborhood. Congratulations to Mr. Jay.
Jay, Sarah Livingston, Livingston, Susannah French
1774 May 06
Gives account of her journey so far. First, traveled to Rye and saw the
blind children, Peter and Ann Jay. Feared her own reaction but calmed by their
cheerfulness. Was more upset seeing their mother, who was very ill but much ...
Has only received one letter from Sarah Livingston Jay since his return;
fears someone is intercepting their correspondence. Is beginning to wish very much for
the start of the holidays (holy days) and believes Congress will ca...
Has heard only once from Sarah Livingston Jay and not at all from his
father and brother, a fact that gives him much anxiety. If she should hear any news from
Rye, she should let him know. Hopefully he will be able to come home...
Has been frustrated by difficulty of getting a letter to her in New York;
was told that Mr. Livingston was going, but found out too late to write. The weather
being very warm in Philadelphia, he wishes Congress could move their...
Happy to have the opportunity to write, not merely for his own happiness,
but because it gives Sarah Livingston Jay pleasure to hear of his welfare. Arrived in
Philadelphia the day after he left her, but with low spirits becaus...
Uneasy because Sarah Livingston Jay has not written and might not be in
good health. Has only the time to write short letters. Jenny Gibbons sends greetings to
Sally and hopes she will stop by Philadelphia whenever she goes to ...
Only got as far as Woodbridge, New Jersey after leaving New York on the
way back to Philadelphia. Mr. DeanÆs surtout (greatcoat) and Mr. ClaasÆs shoes, buckles
and brushes were stolen from their carriage at the inn and have not...
Received her sister CatherineÆs Livingston (KittyÆs) letter with pleasure,
but must decline her proposal for now. Has heard of continuing illness of Sarah
Livingston Jay with pain; wishes her a speedy recovery. Hopes she can vi...
Because he believed that the British had landed on Staten Island and
marched to Elizabeth, John Jay, very concerned, sent Dyckman to see if Sarah Livingston
Jay needed anything. Praised her coolness during the scare. Is glad th...