John Jay Letter, 1794 Transcription return to item page

London 21 Novr 1794

My dear Sally I have within a few weeks past written to you, by the Eagle - by the Packet - and by Capt. Burril bound to New York. This letter will go by the way of Virginia, under cover to the Secretary of State.

It will give you Pleasure to be informed that my mission has been successful. A Treaty was yesterday signed, and will be trans- mitted under the same cover with this letter. I hope it will give satisfaction to our country in general. My further stay here not being very necessary, I exceedingly regret that I cannot immediately return to you - but the Season is too far advanced. I have not Health enough for a winter voyage. I have been for some time past troubled with the rheumatism. Having been advised to wear vests of fleecy Hosiery under my shirt, I have had some made, and think them useful. - for some Days past I find myself better, and I ascribe it to that circumstance.

My letter by the New York Ship was intended to be given to Mr. Blaney, who talked of going a passenger in her - he has since changed his mind. He is mentioned in that letter.

Peter is well, and has written to you by the N York vessel. He is now attending the Tryal of Mt Tooks. He has many advantages here, and is not a little indebted to you for them -- my love to the children etc.

Yours sincerely

John Jay

Mrs. Jay
Let Gaff forward the enclosed

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