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There seems to be a spell in the pens of my friends in New- York. Except Livingston, I have not had a line from either of them since I left America ; not even from either of my brothers, nor from you, who also are several letters in my debt. I have a favour to ask of you ; it is that you would make a visit to my father, and send me a minute account of his health, and that of the family. Make a half dozen copies of your letter, and send them either, to some friend at Boston, or to Mr. Robert Morris, at Philadelphia, to be forwarded in different vessels. Don't neglect to do me this friendly office. You can easily conceive how painful it is to be so long in ignorance and suspense, about the situation and welfare of persons so nenr and dear to me, as many of thosn are to whom I allude. Tell me also how your mother and brothers do ; and believe me to be, as I have long been, your
- John Jay
- The Life John Jay With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers. by His Son, William Jay in Two Volumes. Vol. II., 1833.