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Eliza wrote to her sister, Susan, addressed to 3 Hanover Square, New York about her visit with her Aunt, who is ill. Eliza is also ill, with headaches and a poor complexion. She notes how long it takes to get a doctor to the house, and that a person could be dead and buried before the doctor arrives. Names included: Uncle Robert, cousin Harry, young Robert, Dr. Stringer, [John] Kean, Mrs. Bourdieu, Dr. Johnston, Nancy (with some alluded drama), Mrs. Bull, Nancy Kemble and Polly Ludlow of Wall St., Patty Ludlow, Mrs. Dan, Walton and Banche, F- (who she is fond of), Peggy Marshall, Mary Baynard, Mayo, Jay, Charlotte, Mrs. Jay. There are 3 weddings expected.


Elizabeth "Eliza" Livingston, later Elizabeth "Eliza" Otto (1761-1787)


Susan Livingston, later Susan Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

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Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 1


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Eliza Livingston to Susan Livingston

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