Sally Jay is going to school; she will attend a few hours a day as Jay
does not believe in making long attendance a means of getting children out of the way.
Cool weather and showers keep the meadows and fields green.
Thought to be home from Rye by now, but Peter and Polly will not hear of
her and Ann leaving until they recover their health. Sorry to say that Sarah Livingston
Jay and Cousin MunroÆs daughter Margaret are both thin. Is glad Wi...
Still at Rye and all are well. Expects Peter Jay as soon as the Court
session ends. John JayÆs brother complains of health indispositions; Jay should visit
him soon. His manner is very friendly to Mrs. Jay and Ann.
Anxious about JayÆs health, with the weather and the traveling. Was
disappointed to not hear from Maria but hopes she may return with Mrs. Treat and Miss
Blecker; Mrs. Jay misses her greatly. The children are in good health; An...
Has visited the Quaker settlement at Lebanon twice; enjoyed the visit
greatly and bought linens there. Is glad New York is still free from yellow fever.
Wonders why she has not heard from Peter. Maria sends her love.
His letters give her proof of his love and devotion; it is reciprocated
sincerely. If Mr. and Mrs. Livingston wish to visit her and Maria in Lebanon, she cannot
see them at present, as she told them. Will be happy when John Jay...
The doctorÆs medicine is taking effect and part of the tumor has come out.
The part that remains should come out in a few days; the symptoms are favorable. Was
upset about the indisposition she wrote him about, but was glad she...
Watkins, Judith Livingston, Jay, Sarah Livingston
1800 May 05
New settlers are arriving from Maryland with their Negro servants. They
promise to improve the social life of the community. Some mechanics have also arrived,
and though they will greatly improve the countryside with their indu...
Hopes John JayÆs ride has been good for his health. Mr. Ten Brooeck sold
his farm; the horses will be sent home unless Miss Schyler sends for them. Mrs.
Stuyvesant and her daughter are still there. Judge Benson is to go to Rock...