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Gustavus Risberg wrote from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Risberg informed Susan that he and his fellow citizens returned to Philadelphia. In November 1799, Mrs. Cox took possession of Susan’s house. Mr. Willing had new wallpaper installed in the two lower rooms and part of the staircase. Mrs. Cox completed the remaining parts of the staircase to meet the third story. The last payment of the new loan was completed and with the return of the Treasury Offices, certificates were issued in Susan’s name. Bank shares yielded their usual dividend and the Turnpike Company was expected to recommence theirs. The N.A. Land Company and the N.A. Insurance Company would not produce any dividends and the payments on the Canal Shares were completed. Wished he could devise some mode of improving the lot on Walnut Street in Philadelphia. Enclosed a Power of Attorney and asked that once Susan had it proved by a notary to return it to him. (Power of Attorney enclosed and dated January 1, 1800)
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz(1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Risberg, Gustavus. Gustavus Risberg to Susan Kean, December 31, 1800. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/640
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