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Gustavus Risberg wrote from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Risberg informed Susan that the Insurance Company of N.A. made no dividend in July and none would likely take place until the following year. This was due to heavy losses and large claims on the British and French Governments. Suggested Susan sell the shares and put the funds towards the new loan as well as ground rent and taxes for the Canal Company. Mrs. George Willing “consigned to the silent grave.” Mr. Willing found fault in the construction of Susan’s home in Philadelphia and Risberg suggested she sell it. Acknowledged Susan’s letter from Mr. Meade regarding the watercourse (see George Meade to Susan Kean, July 29, 1799) and informed her to refer Meade to either Edward Tilghman or himself if he wrote her again. Happy to hear Peter was doing so well with his studies.


Gustavus Risberg


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

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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, August 10, 1799


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