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John wrote to his wife, Susan, addressed to Mr. Ricketts, near Elizabeth Town. Yellow fever is spreading in Philadelphia and he's grateful that Susan and their son Peter are out of town, Peter's improving health, using medicinal bark, and preparation for their house in Philadelphia. He describes horseback riding on Province Island. Names included: Meade, Violet, Peggy Marshall, Ramsay family. Events included: Battle of Cap-Francais, French Saint-Domingue (now Haiti).

Author/Creator

John Kean (1755-1795)

Recipient

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

Creation Date

7-7-1793

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Collection

Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC

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 the Special Collections Research Library and Archive at keanscrla@kean.edu.

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John Kean to Susan Kean, July 7, 1793

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