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The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, ed. Henry P. Johnston, A.M. (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1890-93). Vol. 1 (1763-1781).
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FREDERICK JAY1 TO JAY.
New York, 16th March, 1776.
Yours of the 10th Inst., I have now before me. I received a letter from Papa yesterday, by which I find that he is better—tho’ very weak. You may depend that if he does grow worse I shall acquaint you of it. I should have returned to Rye long ere this, but receiving a cargoe from Curacao, was obliged to stay. Have sold all off & put £200 in my Pocket; the first cost was £288—10—6—good business—but times are such at present as deters me from orderg. any thing more. This Day all our militia turned out with great spirit. They are throwing up entrenchments at the Hospital, Bayard’s Mount, at the Furnace, Peck’s slip, Beekman’s slip, Ten Eyck’s wharf, Back of the Governor’s House, & several other Places. Never did People in the world act with more Spirit & Resolution than the New Yorkers do at this present time.
Your affec. Brother
[1 ]John Jay’s next younger brother, who had been with him on the N. Y. Committee of One Hundred in 1775, and who was associated with the local committee in Westchester Co. in 1776; afterwards member of the N. Y. Assembly to the close of the war.