Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay
Correspondence by or to the First Chief Justice of the United States and His Wife
About the Book
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.
About the Author(s)
John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 16 photos, appendices, chronology, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010 
Table of Contents
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
Appendix: Issues of Daily Life 289
Book Reviews & Awards
“excellent”—Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies.