Download Full Text (4.8 MB)
John wrote to his wife, Susan, addressed at Mr. Ricketts, near Elizabethtown, NJ. John is concerned about Susan's health. Enslaved boys Jacob and Billy have "swelled throats" and their mother believes they have the mumps. John ordered all of Susan's household requests and had her front room papered. She can pick out furniture in New York, but he can't pay until October. The French ship Hannibal is selling its cargo and John prefers Susan select her chest of tea. Names included: Mrs. Otto, La Forest, [Laforest], Mr. [Edmond-Charles] Genet, Dupont, Mr. Ternant, and the Scioto people.
John Kean (1755-1795)
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Kean, John. John Kean to Susan Kean, May 25, 1793. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/26
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University