Left Mrs. Peloquin and that family well; saw Captain Hill in Bristol,
ready to sail for Boston in a sloop. Mr. Hoblense very pleased with Peter Jay. Bad
trading in Boston; not a berth to be found. His son to do the Africa trade...
Came from Bristol on June 1st with his son in Peter JayÆs vessel the Snow
Seneca; will stay in Boston while his son is finding provisions in Philadelphia. Wishes
to be of service in any way to JayÆs family.
Has had pleasure boat built for Peter Jay according to his specifications,
by the best boat builder in Boston. Is sending cost and dimensions; more dear than would
have liked. The boat is now under the care of Robert Griffin. I...
Glad Jay likes the boat and wants to hear how it will sail. Please send
cash to Boston. Mentions high price of flour and wheat. When in season, wishes to have a
dozen watermelons from New York, as they are superior to BostonÆs....
Received thirteen French pistols from Captain Bosch; sold them at the
highest price possible. Has heard from his son John in Barbados, on his way to South
Carolina. Hopes his and JayÆs accounts agree.
Is sorry to hear about the blindness of Jay's two children. Hopes to pay a
visit to New York next summer. Sale of goods is at a standstill in Boston. People seem
to be concentrating on building ships. Wonders if Jay has heard a...