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John wrote to Susan, addressed to Mr. Corvaisier's, near Dunk's Ferry. His horse took a rest and twisted the shafts when it tried to get up. It took him an hour to untangle and free the horse. Most of the people exposed to yellow fever by Enks have died or are sick. John considers getting a room in Frankford or somewhere within the vicinity of the city. The letter is dated "Monday." The letter was likely written September 16th, based on Enk's death the previous week.

Author/Creator

John Kean (1755-1795)

Recipient

Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

Creation Date

Monday, 1793

Creation Date

9-16-1793

Document Type

Manuscript

Collection

The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. The bulk of the collection is related to Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz (1759-1833). The Livingston and Kean families frequently corresponded and held accounts with other wealthy, prominent, colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabethtown, Philadelphia, New York City, upstate New York, England, France, and Poland. A small portion of the collection includes correspondence with early Virginia families, unrelated to the Livingston and Kean families. The collection includes second hand accounts of enslaved people who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2

Rights

This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at lzimmerm@kean.edu.

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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

John Kean to Susan Kean, September 16, 1793

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