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Lewis William Otto wrote to his sister in-law Susan Kean, both locations unknown. He elaborated on some of his feelings after the passing of his wife and Susan's sister, Elizabeth "Eliza" Otto, claiming how he is "less attached to the beauties, to the charms of this world". He went on to explain how he still feels an attachment to Susan and the rest of the family and but was not sure if he could come back to Elizabethtown as he did not want to provoke any further grief. The letter is dated December of 1788 without an exact day of the month noted.
Lewis William Otto
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Otto, Lewis W.. Lewis William Otto to Susan Kean, December, 1788. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/363
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