Master Peter has departed, "one of his grandfathers will go home with a
heavy heart" on account of his being gone. General Howe lately arrived at Brunswick and
enemy reinforced with 3-4,000 men. They will probably make a bold p...
Comments on Livingston's letters of the 18th and 3rd. Livingston's
"panegyric" on king will stimulate the prince to "exalt you at the first opportunity."
It is to be regretted that at such a time measures should be feeble. The ...
Letterbook copy. Congratulates John Jay on election as President of
Congress. He acknowledges the recept of six copies of an Act of Congress, mentions
correspondence with Mr. Laurens for commissions for privateers, and believes...
Thanks Livingston for his congratulations at Jay's being elected President
of Congress. Glad that New Jersey is now undertaking naval operations. Sends the
Commission's instructions and bonds.
Sends Livingston two acts of Congress: 1. one of March 23 regulating the
clothing department. 2. one of April 5 providing for pay of officers employed in the
department. The men will be appointed by the several states and paid ...
Livingston sends a letter to be filed with the papers of the Continental
Congress. 2 August 1775. Dartmouth to Earl of Dunmore: Dunmore is now returning to
England. Earlier had proposed to form a force of Indians and Negroes su...
Letterbook copy. Misdated "1774." Sends Jay, as President of Congress, a
"Letter (which lately fell into my hands) which may perhaps be of some use to file among
the papers of Congress." Proof that the British have tried "to pr...
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 ...
Letterbook copy. Acknowledges the receipt of John Jay's letter 20 Jan.
enclosing 2 resolutions of Congress: that of 5 Jan. proposed to raise monetary quotas of
the states for the year 1779 through taxation and that of 1 Jan. re...
Livingston, William, 1723-1790, Jay, Sarah Livingston
1779 July 12
Letterbook copy. Acknowledges receipt at Morristown of John Jay's letter
which he forwarded to their mother. Thanks Sarah Jay for the invitation to visit
Philadelphia; since the Assembly's adjournment enemy activity in New Jers...
Letterbook copy. Informs John Jay that the British are maneuvering nearby.
To avoid capture, he is fixing his headquarters at Middlebrook "for some weeks, and
perhaps during the summer" where dispatches may be sent. Aplogizes t...
Sends two copies of acts of Congress of June 28: 1. directions on how to
fill vacancies in regiments raised by states for the continental Army; 2. directing the
states to bill up their battalions as quickly as possible.
Letterbook copy. Preceding pages of letterbook missing, this represents
only the last page of Livingston's letter of this date. Efforts to respond to Congress's
call to complete New Jersey's enlistment quota when assembly stand...
Communicated Livingston's letter of May 8 and his memorial to Congress and
sends him their resolution in reply. Also sends a copy of an act of Congress of May 5
for facilitating the settlement of the late Commissary General Tru...