Cautions against writing more than is prudent in letters; it is better to
be discreet and say too little than too much. Peter Jay has gone to New York; his health
is much the same. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Munro came for a visit and ...
Apologies for not having written before. Wants to hear if Peter and
William arrived home safely; both seemed well and William looks almost a man now. Would
have gone to New York had not yellow fever broken out there. Will not s...
Went to Cousin MatildaÆs from Rye and found her very sick. They stayed
longer than they had intended. Nancy went to the new City Hall in New York and found it
did not hurt her eyes to look at the details. Mr. Ledyard died; his ...
Was pleased with her last letter. Extols the values of good health and
good conscience; reminds her to take exercise in the open air. Susan is still in New
York; Peter Jay passed Christmas at Rye. NancyÆs eyes still bother her ...
Family news. Certain sentiments expressed in her last letter were not
quite prudent; letters frequently miscarry and are sometimes read by others. "The longer
we live, and observe what passes in the World, the more we become se...
Little news to report, but John Jay will continue to write, as NancyÆs
eyes hurt when she makes the effort. His rheumatism is better now. Peter was in New
York, William has gone back to New Haven. The weather has been cool; con...
Family news. Hopes his children will be well-versed in the science of
"living agreeably and comfortably here, and happily hereafter." The first includes the
maxim, "Never to buy any thing at too great a Price." To look at objec...