Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay: Correspondence by or to the First Chief Justice of the United States and His Wife

Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay: Correspondence by or to the First Chief Justice of the United States and His Wife

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Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay: Correspondence by or to the First Chief Justice of the United States and His Wife by John Jay, Sarah Livingston Jay

This collection of letters chronicles the personal lives of founding father John Jay and his wife, Sarah Livingston Jay, in the tumultuous times during and after the American Revolution. The letters showcase Sarah as a devoted wife and mother who also helped further her husband's political career. Their correspondence reveals the abiding love of husband and wife, their concern for their children, the dangers and difficulties of travel, descriptions of the lands they visited and events they witnessed, as well as a sense of the effort it took to survive in the era even with the buffer of wealth.
The book includes essays on the Jay and Livingston families, family trees, and information about the character and appearance of both husband and wife,and other topics. Importantly, there are textual bridges between the letters where necessary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786445042
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/27/2010
Series: History/United States
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Both John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay are deceased. Independent researcher Landa M. Freeman, lives in Guilford, Connecticut. Louise V. North, also an independent researcher, lives in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Janet M. Wedge is a writing consultant and adjunct professor of English composition at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She lives in Ossining, New York.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Preface 1

Introduction 7

Chronology 21

Part I. Ardor and Pain Amid the Anxieties of War

January 11, 1773–October 7, 1779 25

Part II. Together in Europe

December 12–26, 1779–December 30, 1783 63

Part III. The Demands of Public Service and Family

November 28, 1784–July 13, 1793 165

Part IV. Separated, Reunited, Parted

April 9–10, 1794–January 20, 1803 217

Epilogue 285

Appendix: Issues of Daily Life 289

Bibliography 301

Index

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