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Gustavus Risberg, in Philadelphia, PA, wrote to Susan Kean, unaddressed. Risberg discussed the canal lottery and how tickets exceeded the $11 limitation set by Mrs. Kean. Mr. Willing married. Risberg requested Mrs. Kean pay Jonathan Burrall. He hadn't heard from Mrs. Corvaisier. Mr. Willing was married last week. He also discussed paying taxes of the two estates and stated he would apply March's rent "from with that of the Negroes" to pay the taxes. He also advised Mrs. Kean to purchase stocks and lamented the losses of commerce to British depredations. The letter included a list of income.

People included: Peter Kean, Jonathan Burrall, Wilson, Mr. Cogniac, Mr. Willing, Mrs. Corvaisier.

Places Included: Philadelphia, New York.


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

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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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Gustavus Risberg to Susan Kean, October 19, 1795


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