Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
JOHN JAY. Autograph Letter Signed, "Your very aff[ectiona]te Father / John Jay," to his son Peter, reporting on the family's health and a recent visit to friends, expressing sympathy at news of the fire in New York City, complaining of the weather, and instructing him to collect or pay various debts. 1 page, 4to; folds, faint toning at lower left, docketing verso. Bedford, 29 January 1821

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". . . Tidings of the Fire at NYork soon reached us--many must have suffered. . . . We are glad that John and Helen were better. I think you did well to keep them at Home for the Present. In the night between the 24th & 25th inst. the Mercury fell to 14 below Zero.

"On inspecting the Bond of $1500 from Mr. Jam[e]s Morris, you will find that it is dated the 28th Aug't 1817. On the 15 Feb'y 1820 he paid you $105 on acc't of Interest, so that two Years Interest viz $210, is due and unpaid. . . .

"On the 9 May last, there was a Years Interest viz $315 due from Mr. F[rederic?] DePeyster--it is time that it should be paid.

"The intended assignment of DeLavan's mortgage to Mr. Hunt, will require care--perhaps he may expect to secure by it more than was due from DeLavan to me. . . ."