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John wrote to Susan, addressed at Hanover Square, informing her "Long enough has been the reign of pride and folly." Susan is avoiding John Kean. He told her on Friday he would meet her early on Saturday evening but when he arrived, she was not home. If he formed a wrong opinion, his punishment was sufficient. John wants Susan to seriously deliberate their relationship and if she wants to end it, it would be very painful for him but he would submit.

Author/Creator

John Kean (1755-1795)

Recipient

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

Creation Date

3-27-1786

Document Type

Manuscript

Collection

The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1686-1847. The bulk of the collection is related to Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz (1759-1833). The Livingston and Kean families frequently corresponded and held accounts with other prominent colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabeth-Town, Philadelphia, New York City, upstate New York, England, France, and Poland. A small portion of the collection includes correspondence with early Virginia families, unrelated to the Livingston and Kean families.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2

Rights

This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at lzimmerm@kean.edu.

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

John Kean to Susan Livingston, March 27, 1786

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