This is the story of John Jay and his romance and marriage with Sally Livingston. Still a child when Jay, then a promising New York lawyer, presented himself in the Livingston home, Sally quickly realized her affection for the older man. Married to him at seventeen, she joined him in the many perilous ventures in which he served his country. His role in the Revolution, his difficult diplomatic duties at a time when France and England menaced American freedom, his defeat in the New York gubernatorial election, and his arduous terms as first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, all roles in which the vivacious Sally lovingly participated. A vigorous account of a remarkable family and of the crucial role they played in American history.