The day after the first session of the New York Congress met in Poughkeepsie,
seven months after the death of baby Henry,
John Jay and his wife Sarah, both cousins of Henry, came to stay with Henry and
Sarah for 9 days as Sally was due to deliver their third child.
In 1781 Jay wrote to a Poughkeepsie friend from Spain: "Harry Livingston, I imagine, lives in the neighborhood [of Jay's father's rental
property]. His wife is an excellent woman and, in my opinion, a rara avis in
Terra [a rare bird on Earth]. I believe they both wish us well, and would not
refuse to oblige me, by taking my Son to live with them, and treating him as
they do their own."