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Lewis William Otto wrote from New York to Susan Kean,his sister-in-law, address not included. Mr. Houston had told him about in room in the house in Beaufort which Susan and her husband John called "Mr. Otto's room". He regretted that he was unable to visit them, but his stay in America is still uncertain. Robert Barnwell was leaving for South Carolina, the two became better antiquated while in Elizabethtown. Eliza Otto is growing, but according to Mr. Houston, Peter Kean is bigger. Mrs. Bell's sister died, Lewis said she died of a broken heart caused by the "infamous conduct of her husband" who was in Ireland. J. Livingston married Eliza McEvers and there are rumors of Susan Livingston marrying Col. Clarkson, but these were most likely untrue. George Washington was sick, but was now recovering.
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 23, 1789. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/295
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