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Beaumanoir De Laforest wrote from New York to Susan Kean, her friend, address not included. She was concerned for John Kean's health and hoped that all was well in Beaufort. She gave updates about all their friends and associates in New York. She wrote how she still felt like a stranger in America and could not adjust to some of the customs. She was planning a trip to the country to see one of her relations there, going to Bethlehem, the Falls, Newark, and then Elizabethtown to see Lady Christine. There were rumors that General Clarkson was to marry Susan Livingston, Sarah Jay's sister.

People Included: Mrs. Eveleigh, Mr. Butler, Mr. Macomb, Mr. Constable, Mrs. Dalton, Mr. Eruger, Mrs. Lynch, Jane Griffin, Lady Kitty, Mrs. Izard, Mrs. Rucker, Mrs. Langdon, Mrs. R. Morris, Mrs. Smith, Chancellor Livingston, Mrs. Butler, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Frank Van Berckel, George Washington, Sarah Jay, , Rolt Izard, Mary Seton, John Wilkes, John Livingston, Eliza McEvers, Eliza Livingston Otto, Mrs. Livingston (Margaret Livingston?), Mrs. Montgomery,Lady Mary, Lewis William Otto, Eliza Otto, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Church, Mr. Huger, Caroline De LaForest, Mrs. Le Couteuby Mr. Van Berckel and Cornelia Van Horne.

Places Included: Philadelphia.


Beaumanoir De Laforest


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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Beaumanoir De Laforest to Susan Kean, June 29, 1789


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