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John Kean wrote to Susan Kean, his wife, address not included. He wrote to comfort Susan and her worries regarding her pregnancy and John being absent for the birth. He pointed out that his friend General Barnwell had five children and was only present for the birth of one. He was sad to hear of the death of Susan's cousin Molly who died young but was glad Mr. Jay was doing better. He commented on Edward Livingston's upcoming marriage and that he felt Kitty was too good for Hindman. Mr.s Knox and Mrs. W. Livingston had both recently given birth. He hoped to hear soon of Susan's sister, Eliza Otto's, delivery. He felt that he should probably spend more time in Charleston to help secure a government position.


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, January 8, 1788