Jquery 1.8.3, is it effective with roots?

Will jQuery 1.8.3 work with the Roots theme effectively and not compromise it? I only because I am currently rebuilding a series of websites from a cms to wordpress and the client has features that contain elements phased out in jQuery 1.9.0 and on.

I’m hoping its a yes as I’ve used Roots for every build and don’t want to have to steer away from it because I need another version of jQuery.

Have you looked into jQuery Migrate?