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John Kean wrote to Susan Kean in New York. He discussed whooping cough as their son, Peter Kean, may have caught the disease. Kean informed his wife to follow the physician’s order and go to New York so Peter could be properly taken care of. He shared various ways whooping cough was treated in France and England. Kean also acknowledged Susan’s question regarding having someone clear a meadow and informed her that it was better to thatch than shingle a roof.
John Kean (1756-1795)
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, June 13, 1793. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/527
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