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Gustavus Risberg wrote from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Risberg informed Susan that Mr. Willing made an offer to take the house back by allowing the difference between the rent it currently went for and his agreement, or he would sell it on himself on his own account. Suggested that the last proposition would be most advantageous to Susan. Willing had rented the house to Mrs. Cox, widow of Col. John Cox for $400 for ten months. The banks stood their ground but Risberg expected them to remove to Germanton [Germantown] where he would also take up his abode. Since the Treasury Office moved to Trenton, NJ, it was impossible to fund the first four payments of the new loan. Requested Susan’s remittance for the 7th payment on the new stocks and $40 for the Canal Shares. John Kitland was buried two days prior.


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 31, 1799


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