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Susan Kean wrote from New York to her cousin, John Rutherford, addressed to the Senate of the United States, Philadelphia, PA. Susan’s nephew George Van Brugh Brown arrived in Philadelphia. George grew up in Scottland, where he attended school, then served in the Army, in Jamaica. He was a Captain in the 52nd Regiment. Susan asked John to show him kindness and “give him some directions in what manner he ought to conduct himself.” She was sorry Mr. Bond didn’t stay to meet the president [George Washington]. A postscript vaguely described a man cast away “cast away incoming from Jamaica and had been some time in North Carolina… very much out of health.”

Names included: Mrs. L, Mr. Read, Capt. B.


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


John Rutherford

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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Susan Kean to John Rutherford, March 8, 1796


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