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Lewis William Otto wrote from New York to Susan Kean, his sister-in-law, addressed to Beaufort, SC. He is still unsure of when he will return to Europe. Sarah Ricketts was not happy with his decision to take his daughter, Eliza Otto, with him. Despite rumors, he wrote he is not looking for another wife and is mortified people think he could so easily forget his first wife. He wrote that Abyssinia, the Rickett's house in Elizabethtown, seemed to be the country seat of Congress as they have so many guests. Sarah Ricketts was expected in give birth in a few months.He thought John Kean was happy to be out of the bustle of political life and that it had an ill effect on his health.
People Included: Mr. Griffin, Major Butler, Mr Houston, The Bayard Family, Mrs. De laForest
Lewis William Otto (b. 1754)
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
New York, NY
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Otto, Lewis W.. Lewis William Otto to Susan Kean, June 12, 1789. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/280
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