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J. Gordon wrote from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Gordon was disappointed as she was not able to leave Philadelphia and visit Susan. Asked Susan to send greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts and Mrs. Livingston. Had her likeness taken by a friend of hers who was an excellent artist. She was drawn in the “allitude” of hope with her anchor in her right hand and a letter from her mother in her left, which was entirely legible. She was dressed in muslin with the tartan turban and tartan scarf, the background was the sea with a vessel in the distance. The painting was to be sent to her mother as filial gratitude.
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Gordon, J.. J. Gordon to Susan Kean, August 8, 1797. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/579
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