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Eliza Otto wrote while sailing on the Tappan Sea (present day Tappan Zee) to her sister Susan Livingston, addressed to No. 3 Hanover Square, NY. The conditions faced aboard the ship were rather pleasant, however Eliza experienced discomfort and sleeplessness due to feelings of pain and sickness. Additionally, she elaborated on what her days consisted of after reaching her destination of Kinderhook, NY, and later sent out the letter from this location.
Elizabeth "Eliza" Otto, formerly Elizabeth "Eliza" Livingston(1761-1787)
Susan Livingston, later Susan Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz(1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Otto, Eliza. Eliza Otto to Susan Livingston, June 6, 1787. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/368
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