Jay, Sarah Livingston, Livingston, Catharine
1780 December 01
Praises Kitty for her faithfulness in writing and criticizes the silence
of family and friends. Hopes that the "bets" between Kitty and the Chevalier are
"considerable" since Kitty is certainly entitled to the "stakes." Sends h...
Symmes, Susan Livingston, Jay, Sarah Livingston
1780 December 24
She is indignant that her letters to Mrs. Jay are intercepted-even though
they go with the Congressional dispatches. They miss the Jays very much, and sympathize
with them on the loss of their infant daughter. Mrs. Jay should t...
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...
Written by Jay as U.S Minister to Spain to his wife Sally then at Madrid.
Discusses news from America. Prisoners taken during fall of Charleston to the British.
Raid on posts near Elizabeth, New Jersey (Sally's family home). Me...
Montgomery, Janet (Livingston), 1743-1828, Jay, Sarah Livingston
1780 September 06
Report on the Livingston family. Birth of a daughter who seems designed
for the Jays' son. "I only hope that she may live to cement our families in a still
closer union." Sarah's cousin, William Alexander Livingston, was killed...
Hopes to be back with her by next week, for at least five or six months.
Stay cheerful. Remember that she is an American and can endure her circumstances in a
way that has already earned her a good reputation.
Was happy to hear of Mr. and Mrs. Morris's restoration to health.
Remembrances to various friends in Philadelphia. The "lovely Mrs. Arnold" is no doubt
banished from her friends' society; "how unpropitious has been her star!" L...