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John Kean wrote from New York, NY, to Elizabeth (Eliza) Livingston, Bath, New Lebanon, care of P. Sylvester, Kinderhook, NY. John wrote about Eliza's sister, Susan, who later he married in 1786. He wrote candidly that Susan was his enemy, who consulted with Dutch Ambassador Minister [Pieter Johan] van Berckel and Spain’s Encargado de Negocios [Diego Maria de] Gardoqui in her schemes. He comforted Eliza about a situation not clear stated, possibly homesickness. He referenced Mr. John Gay's fables.
John Kean (1755-1795)
Elizabeth "Eliza" Livingston, later Elizabeth "Eliza" Otto (1761-1787)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 1
Kean, John. John Kean to Eliza Livingston, August 12, 1785. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/35
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