Henry Livingston, Jr.
Henry Livingston's Letters

Transcription - New York Historical Society

Albany    30 March 1811

Dear Sir

I wish you to understand me that I do not intend to interfere in family concerns more especially where the matrimony of the parties are concerned. Mr. Thorn who is a young gentleman of character & Judge Glen call on me today saying they were going to the Manor & Judge Glen gave me a letter from James Duane. saying that the characteur of Mrs Thorn was injured by reports spread in the Manor. This he contradicts in the fullest terms - her conduct thro life has been pure and amiable and since I am sure Mr. Duane would not say that unless his mind was perfectly convinced of the rectitude of her assertion.

Sorry I am that an unfortunate schism has taken place and I pray you to excuse me when I say that in my opinion from all the concurrent testimony that has come to my knowledge, your son will be a happy man to again be reunited with his wife. To dictate to a Father I am not going to do but to make peace when in my power - makes me enjoy the blessing of the virtuous.

I am Dear Sir with love and respect

Your humb Svt

Henry Livingston


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