Jay's father's family now at Fill Kill. Sally in better health than
before. The British are retreating to more advantageous quarters (less mountainous
country). Brockholst at Livingston manor before Sally left and in very good ...
Glad that their son is with Kitty and her family where he can be cared for
while he is not well. Hopes that they will not indulge him; it would be unfortunate to
encourage him in passions which he will have to unlearn later in
Mrs. Jay says to tell Kitty she is very well. John Jay says she is much
better and almost over her rheumatism. She has learned to spin on the great wheel and
exercises her fingers. She will give proof of her improvement by writ...
Post irregular; some shipments of personal effects presumed lost. Action
of troops in the area. Neither the Whigs nor Tories like the articles of capitulation
published in the London papers. Peter to be inoculated against small...
Livingston, Catharine; Jay, John, 1745-1829; Jay, Sarah Livingston
1777 November 21
Fort Mifflin surrendered and all our troops escaped after setting fire to
the barracks. General Washington reinforced with 2,500 troops. Philadelphia has lent
General Howe 20,000 pounds and he has given the old money of Pennsyl...
Happy that Sally has been in better health. Hopes to have a house soon so
Sally can come to Philadelphia. Attention should be paid to the health and constitution
of Jay's son. Sorry to hear that Kitty's mother is not well. The ...
Carnegie Book Shop Catalogue (1973). Complains about the lack of mail. Has
requested R. Morris to give K. 20 pounds sterling. Cautions that his son is to be
treated as a boy and should begin to learn to read. Do not let him be
Expresses esteem and affection. Sally (Sarah Livingston Jay) is in Madrid.
They hope to be able to come back to America soon. He often thinks of their pleasant
times together in Philadelphia but does not wish to put her (Cather...
Document and typescript. Acknowledges receipt of his letter of 19
September. Assures him that Peter Augustus is well. Frederick Jay will take him to visit
Jay's father in the spring. Recounts wedding of Henry Beekman Livingston...
Has seen David Franks, but not had an opportunity to talk with him.
Galvan's suicide and Mrs. Allen's refusal of his love. John Vaughan is in Virginia to
look for property for his father and family. Asks that John Jay tale "fla...
Preliminary treaty signed. The climate agrees with Sally, but Jay still
has a bad cough and pain from the influenza. Has heard that Fady has been very ill.
Resignation affords the only comfort.
Likes the portrait of Kitty sent to them. Writes at least once a month to
all his correspondents. Fears for her brother. Jay thinks even less of European
education than formerly (in connection with Morris' sons.)
Sorry about the bad postal service. The Jays at Passy and are in better
health. Sir James in Paris but has not been to see the Jays. Jay has served his country
long and faithfully and now wishes to devote himself to his family....