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Margaret Livingston wrote from Clermont Estate to John Kean, addressed to New York. She wrote she was glad to hear of John's improved health and his and his family's return to New York. She wrote about the Tillolson (?) family that had been experiencing a lot of health problems. She wrote that only Mrs. Tillolson and one enslaved man were healthy at one point. Her husband and children, Robert and Mary, were all sick and three enslaved women were giving birth at once.
People Mentioned: Mrs. Lewis, Joanna, T, Peggy, General Armstrong, Mrs. Armstrong, and Mrs. De LaForest.
Margaret Livingston, formerly Margaret Beekman (1718-1800)
John Kean (1755-1795)
Clermont Estate, or Clermont State Historic Site
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Livingston, Margaret. Margaret Livingston to John Kean, November 22, 1789. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/324
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