Received JayÆs letter from Mr. Line. Feared the latter would get taken
delivering the letter; they had heard the enemy had made rapid progress in New York. Has
not heard about Dr. Bailey whom she thought was with the British on...
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...
Sally is quite satisfied to leave her son Peter with Susan right now and
thinks his education should be well advanced when she next sees him. Thinks he will have
been "taught to d-n the King and say the Westminster Confession o...
Volume of manuscript copies of nine letters from Mrs. Jay to members of
her family, 12 December 1779- 14 March 1781, prepared by her older sister, Catharine
Livingston. The unnumbered pages preceding the letters' texts contain ...
Livingston, Brockholst, 1757-1823, Livingston, Catharine, Livingston, Susan
1781 February 3
Writes from L'Orient. Tells his sisters not to envy the situation in
Europe. Misses all his friends and family. Jay is very kind to him. French ladies are
more attractive than the Spanish -- except for their excess use of rouge...
Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843, Livingston, Susan, Jay, Sarah Livingston
1781 July 18
Text of letter written out for Peter by his aunt, Susan Livingston, but
with a neatly printed signature which is presumably Peter's. Is learning his lessons
well from his Aunt Susan. Aunt Catharine sends him books from Philadel...
Every person prefers her or his native land. We "think ourselves happy in
not being born amid the gloom of superstition, ignorance, and idolatry, but under the
sweet simplicity of the gospel." Washington makes rapid progress to...
The last batch of letters was almost lost due to the carelessness of Dr.
Vinans. Hannah is very pleased with the present. Peter Augustus is well. Peter Jay was
plundered by a group of robbers, as was Mr. John Reade and Mr. Comf...
Is concerned that her letters have not reached Sarah. Mentions the enemy
occupation of the territory in which they live. Peter Augustus Jay shook hands with a
British General who said that he supposed that the child had been ta...
When Mr. Jay goes to Jersey with Peter, he will return with his wife. It
was very natural for her to want to see her relatives, but going into the British lines
is very bad for Mr. Jay, since he is a member of the legislature. ...
Surprised other has not had letter from her in two years; had sent many.
Happy to find mother and Kitty in better health. So happy son has had measles and free
from bad effects -- now can meet his little sisters and the rest of...
Surprised that her sister has not had letter from her in two years; had
sent many. Happy to find mother and Kitty in better health. So happy son has had measles
and free from bad effects -- now can meet his little sisters and t...
Encloses a power of attorney which she and Catherine Ridley should fill
in, and execute before a witness who will come to New York to prove their signatures.
City continues free from malignant fever that distresses
ante 1765 and 1780 January 1 - 1781 March 14
John Jay's School Copybook (ante 1765) and Sarah Jay's Letterbook, 1
January 1780-14 March 1781. Paperbound copybook opening with eight leaves inscribed by
John Jay, probably ante 1765, containing conjugations of French verbs a...