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Lewis William Otto wrote from New York to Susan Kean, his sister-in-law, addressed to Beaufort, SC. He wrote that he had written both Susan and her husband, John, several letters and did not know why they were not delivered. Hw would send future letters with Mr. Huger. George Washington was due to arrive in the city soon and everyone was excited Otto's daughter Eliza was going to come into the city for the festivities. Many people in society were trying to find him a new wife but Otto felt it would not be fair to another woman or to the memory of his late wife Elliza Livingston. He mentioned that Sarah Ricketts and Peter Van Brugh Livingston were both doing well and it was expected Philip Livingston would be a senator from New York.


Lewis William Otto (b. 1754)


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

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New York, NY


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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Lewis William Otto to Susan Kean, April 21, 1789


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