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John Kean wrote to Susan Kean, his wife, address not included. Mrs.Cuthbert had given birth to a baby boy, he hoped Susan's birth had been as easy and lamented that Eliza Otto's had not been. He had received a letter from Bartholomew Corvaisier his brother-in-law, that said he had been ill and his son died, But Jane Corvaisier was better now. He wrote about Mrs. Gough and her daughter and that her brother, Robert Barnwell, had been elected as a delegate to Congress. He had not heard from Saltus, presumably because of the harsh weather. He had sent some birds to Mrs. De La Forest, but was sure they were not doing well. In a postscript, he inquired about Congress and if New York had afopted the Constitution.


John Kean (1755-1795)


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

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Location Unknown (presuambly Beaufort, SC)


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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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John Kean to Susan Kean, February 25, 1788