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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.


John Kean (1755-1795)


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

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Monday, 1793

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The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1686-1847. 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 prominent colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabeth-Town, 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.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

John Kean to Susan Kean, September 16, 1793


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